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SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- A jogger on a South Carolina beach thought he'd found a sand sculpture, but he soon discovered what he saw was not a work of art.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Steve Colman found a 5-foot-long shark on Sullivan's Island while jogging Wednesday. He found it about three hours before low tide.

Fire and Rescue Chief Anthony Stith said the shark may have been trapped in a gully that runs for a distance down the beach. Stith said while the state Department of Natural Resources was contacted, the agency wasn't interested, so the town sent a backhoe to the beach, dug a hole and buried the shark.

Stith said the shark appeared to be a blacktip, which is usually found in warm, coastal waters around the world.

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