Shocking video shows tourists killing shark to pose for photos in the Dominican Republic

A group of tourists and lifeguards were filmed violently pulling a shark from the sea just so they could pose for photos with it.

According to Unilad, the group trapped the shark's head in a rubber ring and laughed as it floundered on the beach before suffocating to death.

The video was reportedly taken in the Dominican Republic.

Pictures on social media show staff from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana posing with the dying shark.

Watch the video below.