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VIDEO: Florida man accused of bludgeoning shark with hammer

(INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLA) — Surveillance footage captured a man allegedly dragging a dead shark and beating it with a hammer in Indian Harbor Beach Tuesday afternoon at Bicentennial Beach Park.

The footage, taken on the Harbour House Oceanfront surfcam, prompted an investigation by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Witnesses told authorities the man was seen ‘battering the shark in the head with a hammer’, according to sources.

FWC say two men were fishing along the shore line, when they captured an unconfirmed protected Lemon shark. The footage shows one of the men beating the lifeless shark with a hammer.

Investigators have identified the shark-beater, but his name has not been released.