Hammerhead washes ashore

Great Hammerhead SharkSUNNY ISLES BEACH (USA)-Sunbathers at Sunny Isles Beach, Southern Florida, got the surprise of a lifetime when a nearly two-and-a-half foot long hammerhead shark tried to beach itself in the waves.

“Oh, my God, a shark!’ was the first reaction of the beach goers, shocked to see the animal flipping around in ankle deep water near the shore.

Cell phone video captured the shark performing a death roll-like move while washing onto shore.

The shark sighting brought in crowds by the dozens- everyone armed with smart phone in hand capturing the seemingly wounded animal.

Some said he looked like he was caught and released before, seeing as he was missing a fin.

One man got up close and personal with the shark and tried to push it back into the water, yet the hammerhead just struggled too close to the shore.

At some point, two men used their personal watercraft to haul the hammerhead back into deep open water.

Although some people said the shark was never a danger to people, others found it disturbing. Whether some were scared or some wanted to help, all of the beach goers had quite a shark tale to tell.

Hammerheads could potentially be dangerous, though they rarely attack humans. Wildlife experts say you should always call authorities rather than to help a beached shark yourself.

See a video of washed up shark:

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