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New Jersey teens catch and release 6-foot shark

By
Daniel Uria
Two teens in New Jersey reeled in a 6-footlong shark while fishing off a local pier. The shark eventually washed up onto the shore where the boys later helped release it back to the ocean. 
 Screen capture/CBS Philadelphia/AOL
Two teens in New Jersey reeled in a 6-footlong shark while fishing off a local pier. The shark eventually washed up onto the shore where the boys later helped release it back to the ocean. Screen capture/CBS Philadelphia/AOL

VENTNOR, N.J., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A pair of teen boys in New Jersey reeled in a 6-foot shark at a local beach before helping it back out to the ocean.

WTXF reports that the teens hooked the shark while fishing on a pier before rushing down to the beach a few hundred feet away as the shark washed up near the shore.

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The teens spent nearly an hour trying to reel in the shark and took pictures with their catch before releasing it back to the ocean.

Lifeguards reportedly waived a rule that typically prevents fishing on the beach to allow the teens to reel in the shark.

According to CBS Philadelphia, officials are unclear about the breed of shark but ensured that it did not pose a threat to the public.

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