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Whale euthanized after shark attack on Hilton Head beach

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A Whale had to be put to death after it was attacked by a shark on the afternoon of Saturday, August 2nd according to Hilton Head Beach Services.

A lifeguard saw a whale being attacked around 3:00 p.m. shortly after that a Pygmy Sperm Whale washed ashore.

Hilton Head Beach Services did call a veterinarian to the scene but the whale could not be saved so it was euthanized.

The shark sighting caused the beaches to be closed for 30 minutes but the lifeguards claim they did not see the shark again.

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