June 11 (UPI) -- A Georgia police department shared video from the unusual rescue of a stranded stingray found washed ashore on a beach.
The Tybee Island Police Department said an officer responded to the beach near Lighthouse Point on a report of a large stingray stranded on the sand.
The officer arrived to find bystanders had pulled the stingray from the sand to the surf, where a family with young children poured buckets over the animal to keep it wet while waiting for help to arrive.
The officer checked the stingray for signs of injury and determined it would likely be able to swim if transported to deeper waters.
A bystander offered to help carry the fish and worked together with the officer to transport it to deeper water, where it was seen swimming back out to sea.