Shark falls from the sky on to golf course 4 miles from the sea

The Leopard shark fell on to the 12th tee of the golf course but made it back to the ocean alive Credit: AP Photo/San Juan Hills Golf Club

A shark which fell from the sky on to a golf course survived its journey and has been returned to the ocean.

The leopard shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee of a golf course, which is around 4 miles from the ocean.

The creature was spotted at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in California and taken to the clubhouse suffering puncture wounds. It seems a bird plucked it from the water before dropping it.

Golfers at the clubhouse put the Leopard Shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it came from the sea. They then got some sea salt from the kitchen and mixed it in.

It was eventually driven back to its natural home, the Pacific Ocean where it reportedly swam away.