VIDEO: Stranded great white shark kept alive by beachgoers until rescued

CHATHAM, Mass. - Beachgoers helped keep a stranded great white shark alive after it beached itself in Chatham, Massachusetts.

According to an online report on, the shark became stranded after trying to chase down a bird.

Video shows bystanders splashing the shark with large buckets of water.

Eventually, rescuers were able to use ropes to get the shark back into shallow water. They then tagged the shark before releasing it in deeper water.

A pregnant hammerhead shark was spotted in the water near Ocean City, Maryland in June. The shark came close to beaching itself before swimming back out to sea.