Live shark found in Hypoluxo condo swimming pool

Posted at 8:01 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 08:01:59-05

HYPOLUXO, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are trying to figure out exactly how a shark got into the swimming pool at a Hypoluxo condo complex.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the Mariner's Cay condominium in Hypoluxo last week after a woman found a live five-foot blacktip shark in the pool.

The woman told officers she saw two young men running from the pool, which is located near the shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway. The officers removed the shark from the pool and returned it to the ocean.

Blacktip sharks are among the most common species in coastal South Florida.

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