A thresher shark washed ashore in the Rockaways yesterday but while some ran for their lives, others on the beach simply pushed him back into the water, saving his life:
Shark forces closure of Rockaway Beach
GET OUT OF THE WATER!
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6-foot shark stranded on Rockaways pushed back to sea
Still the beach may remain closed throughout the weekend as a precaution. The thresher shark is a generally harmless species that does not attack humans.
Photo from NY Post