(FOX NEWS) - Nicole Bonk could be forgiven for thinking she was at an aquarium when she approached the swimming pool of a Florida condominium.
She looked down and saw a 5-foot blacktip shark floundering in the pool.
Bonk, who was visiting friends at the Mariners Cay condo in Hypoluxo, told the Sun Sentinel newspaper that she saw two boys dump the shark in the pool earlier this month, with hooks still in its mouth. Figuring it might die in the pool, she and her husband pulled the shark out of the pool and carried to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Once there, her husband held the shark by the tail to get some of the chlorinated pool water out and then released it.
"We tried to revive him but he mostly likely did not live," Bonk told the newspaper. "He was barely moving after the trauma. We did our best to try to save this creature."