It was a hot and sunny Sunday. Everyone was sweltering and fighting to sit under the fan. My cousin's family decided to go to the beach to cool off. The scorching sun was fiercely blazing far up in the sky. My cousin plunged into the cool and refreshing water to swim a little. It was a pleasant scenario and everybody was enjoying their trip to the beach. But suddenly, the scene changed. A teenage guy who was an expert swimmer was missing and his folks were harassed. In another second loud screams were in the air," AAH! SSSHHAARRKKK!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!" Truly a shark's fin was seen protruding from the sea. Everyone scrambled to the beach. The shark swam in wide circles near the shore. People were running here and there and kids sobbed and clung to their parents. The parents of the missing teenager were in the worst state of all. Very dauntlessly, the lifeguards on duty and the beach authority stepped ahead gallantly to find out the reality of the 'shark' as suspicion aroused about it among them, they felt something mysterious about it. They approached the creature in a blue dinghy and guess what they saw! SOME SCRAPS OF RUBBER AND WOOD near the shark's fin. The chief laughed and the others breathed a sigh of relief. "Come up you naughty lad! We know it is YOUR prank!" Well, someone did come up ... the missing teenager. The lifeguards and beach authority took him back to his parents. They sure were red with rage! Their son explained his prank and as the parents were considerate, the situation ended in 'let bygones be bygones'. My cousin's family returned back home, amused by the 'shark prank' and also told the story to their kith and kin.