NC — A dolphin that had been injured in a shark attack washed ashore on a North Carolina beach this week, dying from its injuries in the latest shark-related episode to strike the East Coast.
The incident transpired Friday morning at Kure Beach, according to Fox 8. A witness observed the dolphin as it was attacked by a shark just south of the Kure Beach pier, suffering several bite wounds, including at least one on its tail. The dolphin washed ashore following the shark attack, and beachgoers moved to cover the animal with towels and bring it water in an attempt to care for it. Despite their efforts, the dolphin succumbed to its injuries, dying on the sand.
This dolphin washed up on Kure Beach today. Officials say it was sick and died before washing ashore. pic.twitter.com/B9iTwOb25n
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