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From ABC4.com: A shark managed to jump out of its aquarium and onto a water slide at a hotel swimming pool used by guests. No one was in the pool at the time. The female reef shark leapt over the one foot high barrier and slid down the slide known as the Leap of Faith at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.

Slide goes in the water?

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You go in the water.

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Shark’s in the water.

Sadly the pool chlorine and the shark didn’t mix and the reef shark died shortly thereafter… but I can only hope that when it is my time to go, it is via a waterslide.

Comments

  1. #1 Zelly
    December 23, 2008

    While I confess to being very ignorant about the jumping powers of reef sharks, “one foot high barrier” hardly sounds like a barrier at all. o_O

  2. #2 Jason Failes
    December 23, 2008

    I am a huge douche and my commentary has jumped the shark.

  3. #3 william e emba
    December 23, 2008

    The shark has jumped the blog.

  4. #4 Jeb, FCD
    December 23, 2008

    “I can only hope that when it is my time to die, it is via waterslide” is such a cool quote.

  5. #5 Mimi
    December 27, 2008

    1′ barrier??? That’s all? Poor sharky. What a way to go!

  6. #6 Mixter
    December 28, 2008

    That shark went out in a blaze of glory!

    Mixter

  7. #7 memomachine
    January 1, 2009

    Hmmmm.

    I don’t think the inclusion of a live reef shark in a =water slide= is going to be all that popular.

    Frankly as I have a deathly fear of sharks if I had happened to be in the slide at the same time … there would have to be a seriously clean up effort afterwards.

  8. #8 Ilovemyfuzzies
    January 5, 2009

    At least it got to ride a water-slide before it died.-_- X_X Chlorine purifies everything so much it’s poisonous.

  9. #9 Ileana
    January 7, 2009

    Last time at Atlantis I tried to think of excuses for not going down that slide, chickening out…thanks, now I have the perfect excuse!!

  10. #10 JOE JONASa lifeguard
    January 19, 2009

    I was da 1 who told d

  11. #11 Wendy
    February 20, 2009

    This story is an urban legend. Sorry folks.

  12. #13 Aron
    March 20, 2009

    Wendy,
    This isn’t an “urban legend”. I was at Atlantis 2 days ago, and there is now a large net covering the opening to the slide. We asked why the net, and a marine biologist told us it was due to the incident of them losing a shark a few months ago. Actually, while we were standing there, as someone went down the slide and through the acrylic tube in the lagoon, one of the reef sharks got startled and jumped about a foot out of the water (luckily no where near the edge). So, yes, this did happen.

  13. #14 neon
    April 11, 2009

    Frankly as I have a deathly fear of sharks if I had happened to be in the slide at the same time …

  14. #15 neon
    April 11, 2009

    This story is an urban legend. Sorry folks.Frankly as I have a deathly fear of sharks if I had happened to be in the slide at the same time … there would have to be a seriously clean up effort afterwards.

  15. #16 sheriden
    June 10, 2009

    how did it work

  16. #17 Katy Davies
    September 15, 2009

    awsome! i sooooooooo want to go!!!!!!!

  17. #18 Zoey
    June 1, 2010

    That slide is a piece of Aztec art. I mean look at it’s design. People walking up in line to a drop into a shark tank. Epic. Chuck Norris would be proud of this slide, and would dive into the shark tank before the end of his ride and kick some major shark ass.

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    December 11, 2010

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  19. #20 Houston Pool Builders
    March 17, 2011

    Actually, while we were standing there, as someone went down the slide and through the acrylic tube in the lagoon, one of the reef sharks got startled and jumped about a foot out of the water (luckily no where near the edge). So, yes, this did happen.

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    July 1, 2012

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