A quiet beach day on the Cape took an interesting turn yesterday when a great white shark found itself on land.

The seven foot shark was supposedly chasing a seagull when it beached itself during low-tide at South Beach in Chatham, MA.

Beach goers who witnessed the ordeal threw buckets of water on the shark to keep it alive until a rescue crew arrived. The rescue team was made up of Dr. Greg Skomal of the Mass Division of Marine Fisheries, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and Chatham Harbormasters.

The team revived the shark, tagged it and then returned it to the ocean.

This is not the first shark sighting of the Cape, but it is the first to wash ashore this season.

Well, I guess we now know the answer to the age old question "how close to sharks get to shore?"

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