Basking shark stuck on Filey beach near Primrose Valley

The RNLI in Filey were dispatched just after 6pm to find the shark in shallow water. Credit: @thelobsterdoc

A basking shark has beached itself close to Primrose Valley in Filey, North Yorkshire.

The RNLI were called to the area at 6:10pm on Thursday (23 July) evening to reports of the fish swimming in shallow water.

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The rescue team attempted to coax the shark back out to sea but eventually it was brought ashore by the tide.

North Yorkshire Police closed an area of the beach as large crowds gathered to watch the rescue attempt.

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Crews from the RNLI Filey Lifeboat Station have reported that the shark appeared to be injured.