Hammerhead shark caught, released at Cape May beach
Updated on June 27, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:03 AM
BY JEFF GOLDMAN
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
CAPE MAY POINT- A family fishing and swimming in Cape May Point reeled in a huge surprise over the weekend at the county's famed Sunset Beach.
A video and photos shared on Instagram show an injured hammerhead shark in the water off Alexander Avenue as the fisherman pulled it to shore and later returned it to the waves.
"This young hammerhead had a nice chunk eaten out of him so something out there was biting him," Colleen Marie said in her Instagram post. She had been swimming in the same spot just 10 minutes earlier.
The family took some quick photos of the shark and then released it into the water as the brief second video concludes.