SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (October 25, 2012)—Employees of a golf club in Southern California came to the rescue after a shark dropped from the sky and flopped around at the 12th tee.
San Juan Hills Golf Club operations director Melissa McCormack says a course marshal found the leopard shark Monday afternoon and brought it to the clubhouse.
The two-pound shark had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about five miles away.
The employees stuck the shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it lived in the ocean and then got some sea salt from the kitchen and mixed it in.
Another employee rushed the shark back to the ocean where McCormack says it was very still for a few seconds before twisting around and speeding off.