Shark Falls from Sky Onto Calif. Golf Course

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
This photo taken Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 and released by the San Juan Hills Golf Club shows a leopard shark that dropped out of the sky on the 12th tee at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.  (AP Photo/San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack)

This photo taken Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 and released by the San Juan Hills Golf Club shows a leopard shark that dropped out of the sky on the 12th tee at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (AP Photo/San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack)

Golf club employees in Southern California came to the rescue when a shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on 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.

It had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about five miles away.

They stuck the approximately 2-pound shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it came from the sea, so they got some sea salt from the kitchen and mixed it in.

Another employee rushed the shark to the ocean where McCormack says it was very still for a few seconds before twisting around and speeding off.


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