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Rescued Great White Shark Spotted Multiple Times

Officials with the conservancy say they have gotten detections on July 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23, indicating that the shark survived

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Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

A beached great white shark which was rescued and led back to the open ocean has been spotted multiple times since its rescue on Cape Cod.

The seven-foot male great white shark needed to be revived on South Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, earlier this month when he became stranded, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Beachgoers kept the shark wet by splashing it with buckets of water; about 40 people crowded around the shark, which appeared dead when Harbormaster Stuart Smith arrived, he said.

Smith and officials with the Conservancy and Massachusetts Department of Marine Fisheries pulled the shark back into open water. Officials say it took about an hour. Video posted online showed the rescue and the shark being towed at sea.

Officials with the conservancy say they have gotten detections on July 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23, indicating that the shark survived.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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