11-foot hammerhead shark washes ashore in Florida

Unknown how shark died

A hammerhead shark washes ashore in Pompano Beach on April 6. (WPLG)

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Many questions remain after a hammerhead shark washed ashore Wednesday morning in Pompano Beach.

Beachgoers stumbled upon the shark’s corpse in the area of 12th Avenue and 14th Street, News 6 partner WPLG reported.

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Heavy equipment was brought in to remove the shark, estimated to be about 11-feet long, from the sand as a crowd gathered to watch.

It’s unclear whether the shark died of natural causes or was killed.

Hammerhead shark removed from beach

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Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.

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