Shark Found Washed Up Ohio River Boat Ramp: Fact Check
Shark found by boat ramp in Gallipolis Ohio
There was a 6 foot shark found by a local boater in the Ohio river at the boat ramp. The will be a full story tonight at 10 stay tuned
A picture story in circulation online claims to show a 6-foot Shark Found Washed Up Ohio River Boat Ramp. Allegedly, a local boater found the Shark in the Ohio river and there’s full story-telecast coming up on it. The picture is an old one, it does indeed show a Shark, but the claim that it is from Ohio river boat ramp is a hoax.
Not Shark Found Washed Up Ohio River Boat Ramp
The picture actually shows the aftermath of severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia in February 2015 causing heavy rains and flooding in Australia. Reportedly, Heavy rains stirred up Bull Sharks in Gold Coast canals. In fact, the photograph shows one such Bull Shark spotted at Broadbeach Waters. Eupen Hjalmby took the strange photograph of washed up Bull Shark and Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper shared it on Twitter.
— Gold Coast Bulletin (@GCBulletin) February 20, 2015
Coming to the story in question, it actually originated from an entertainment website NSFNews.com, which generates user submitted prank stories. The website also carries the below disclaimer-about information at the bottom of their page:
This website is an entertainment website, jokes are created by users. These are humourous jokes, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information.
Therefore, the claim that the picture shows a Shark found washed up Ohio River boat ramp is a hoax. It actually shows a Bull Shark washed up from a Gold Coast canal in Australia during Cyclone Marcia back in February 2015.
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