Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sharks at MDO #2

A man surfing on the Central California coast was pulled  under water by a great white shark which had bitten in the hip on Sunday, December 28, 2014,  around 11:30 a.m.   Before he could paddle to shore, where he received help from two doctors who happened to be on the beach, a witness said on Sunday. 

The victim, who lives in the San Luis Obispo area and was surfing with a friend, and was bitten on his right hip. He was treated by a medic who happened to be visiting the beach before being transported by helicopter to a local hospital. The injuries caused by the shark were not considered life threatening.

Witnesses described the white shark as between eight to 10 feet in length and identifying it as a juvenile. "Though great whites are common in the area and are spotted multiple times during the course of the year, attacks like this are rare," Colligan said.
Despite the incident, the beach remained open. Signs will be posted warning the public of the shark’s presence, remaining in place for three days.

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