A TWO-METRE long blue shark that caused panic amongst bathers on a beach in Illetas, Mallorca at the weekend has been put down by experts.
Technicians from the Palma Aquarium rescue team decided to euthanise the shark after a thorough evaluation.
The shark had been sighted off the coast on five occasions over the weekend.
The experts discovered a hook in the mouth of the fish and they took the decision to put it down so as not to prolong unnecessary suffering.
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