California surfer seriously injured after shark attack
Eureka, CA, United States (4E) – A 25-year-old man has been severely wounded Tuesday when a shark pounced on him while he was surfing in Eureka, California.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reported that other surfers hauled the injured man from the water, carried him to a pickup truck and rushed him to a nearby hospital before the local beach patrol arrived.
Witnesses said the injured surfer reached the shore alone despite bleeding profusely before other surfers came to his aid.
The shark attack occurred off the North Jetty at Eureka’s Bunker Surf Spot around twelve noon.
Officials said the victim, who has been operated on, suffered a 14-inch bite wound and other smaller wounds. It was not specified what body parts have been injured.
The victim’s name has not been released.
Just a few days ago, a 15 to 16 foot great white shark has been confirmed responsible for killing a 39-year-old surfer in Southern California.
Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., was bitten on the left side of his upper torso last October 23, while he was riding waves with friends off a beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
In October 2010, another shark attack killed a 19-year-old college student, Lucas McKaine Ransom, who was Boogie Boarding off the same beach at Vandenberg.