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Shark washes up on Sydney’s Manly beach

Terrified beachgoers were forced to flee the water after a dangerous shark washed up at a popular Sydney swimming spot on Monday.

Dramatic video shows the animal, believed to be a juvenile great white, rapidly moving its tail on the shore of Manly Beach shortly after midday. 

‘Literally about to take my boys for a swim,’ one witness captioned a video posted on social media.

Terrified beachgoers were forced to flee the water after a dangerous shark washed up (left) at a popular Sydney swimming spot on Monday. The animal was taken to a nearby rock pool (right) as stunned sunbathers watched on

'Literally about to take my boys for a swim,' one terrified witness captioned this video posted on social media

‘Literally about to take my boys for a swim,’ one terrified witness captioned this video posted on social media

Another beachgoer told Nine News the shark, which appeared to have suffered an injury to its mouth, was quickly rescued and taken to a nearby rock pool.

‘Lifeguards on jet ski kept a close watch and then marine rescue arrived to bring it to shore on a stretcher,’ the witness said.

Video and images posted on social media show the young white pointer lurking in the shallow rock pool waters as stunned sunbathers watch on.

‘Shark in Manly bower pool right now. She just washed up on Manly beach. Beautiful to see such a gorgeous animal,’ one wrote on Twitter.

Dramatic video shows the animal, believed to be a juvenile great white, rapidly moving its tail on the shore of Manly Beach shortly after midday

Dramatic video shows the animal, believed to be a juvenile great white, rapidly moving its tail on the shore of Manly Beach shortly after midday

Rescuers are seen attending to the young white pointer before placing the animal on a stretcher 

Rescuers are seen attending to the young white pointer before placing the animal on a stretcher 

Another commented: ‘No swimming in the pool today.’   

It comes hours after a Byron Bay surfer was rushed to hospital following an apparent shark attack left him bleeding and his board snapped on the NSW north coast. 

Abe McGrath, 35, was surfing at Main Beach, Iluka, about 6.30am on Sunday when his board was hit hard from below by what he thinks was a shark.  

The board snapped and he was thrown into the air. 

The shark, which appeared to have suffered an injury to its mouth, was quickly rescued and taken to a nearby rock pool

The shark, which appeared to have suffered an injury to its mouth, was quickly rescued and taken to a nearby rock pool

It comes just hours Abe McGrath, 35, was surfing at Main Beach, Iluka, about 6.30am on Sunday when his board was hit hard from below by what he thinks was a shark

‘He’s told police the shark began to circle and then turned away,’ police said in a statement.

He then grabbed the pieces of his board and swam to shore. One of Mr McGrath’s friends posted an image of his broken board to Instagram.

‘Life could have been very different this morning… So stoked to still have our mate and not witness something far worse,’ he said.  

One of Mr McGrath's friends posted this image of his broken board on social media

One of Mr McGrath’s friends posted this image of his broken board on social media

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk