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7 live sharks, 3 dead ones found in basement pool of NY home

A shark swims in a basement swimming pool

A shark swims in a basement swimming pool in LaGrangeville, N.Y., on Aug. 23, 2017. Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via AP

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. — Seven live sharks and three dead ones have been seized from a pool in the basement of a home in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Marine wildlife experts took blood samples and measured and tagged the sharks before transferring them to the Long Island Aquarium in a truck equipped with water tanks, oxygen and climate control.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday officers searching a home in the Dutchess County hamlet of LaGrangeville last month found a 15-foot-diameter aboveground basement pool with seven live sandbar sharks, two dead leopard sharks and one dead hammerhead shark.

Officials say all the sharks were 2 feet (0.6 meters) to 4 feet (1.2 meters) long.

No one has been charged. An investigation is continuing.

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