Saturday, 23 September 2017

Great white shark rescued, goes for a swim in Manly pool

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SYDNEY: A baby great white shark has been rescued after washing up on Manly Beach in Sydney’s north.

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The shark washed ashore around midday and was unable to return to the water, floundering in the shallows.

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Several members of the public tried a number of times to help the shark back into the water but were unsuccessful.

The shark appeared to have suffered injuries to its lower mouth and was moved into Manly’s Fairy Bower pool.

The shark was placed in the pool by staff from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary. Photo: James Brickwood

Nearby lifeguards kept a close eye on the shark before it was transferred to the pool on a stretcher.

Rob Townsend, Life Sciences manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, was called to the scene and said they placed the shark in the pool to monitor its condition.

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“Our team came down and caught it,” he said. “We put it in the pool to monitor it without waves. We’re just watching her condition.”

The shark was removed from the pool on Monday night and taken to the nearby Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

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