A shark died after a group of tourists and lifeguards in the Dominican Republic dragged it out of the water to shore. The shark was first seen in the surf. Seven men then cautiously approached it and got it out to shore, near the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.
A life preserver was placed in it’s mouth to keep it from biting anyone. Tourists and Lifeguards then posed for a photo with it and the shark reportedly died later on. Some staff of the nearby Hotel were allegedly involved in the incident and a spokesperson for the resort management, Stacy Sorino, confirmed that the management was now aware of what happened and that corrective measures are being taken against the employees involved.
‘That is absolutely against our standards of protecting animals as we protect our guests. Hard Rock does not condone this behavior, we are taking this situation seriously.