SHARK ATTACKS SURFER, MONTEREY


This is from today’s UK Daily Mail

A shark attacked a surfer off a California beach on Saturday, biting him in the neck and arm and sending him to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Eric Tarantino, of Monterey, was attacked around 7am, just minutes after he and a friend entered the water at Marina State Beach, The Monterey Herald reported

The shark bit Tarantino, 27, on the neck and right forearm and left teeth marks in his red surfboard. Tarantino’s friend, Brandon McKibben of Salinas, helped him out of the water, and other surfers used beach towels to try to stop his bleeding.

 

Tarantino was taken to a local airport by paramedics and flown to the San Jose Regional Medical Center, authorities said.

His condition wasn’t immediately known but Tarantino’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Following the attack, Tarantino’s damaged surfboard was placed in the back of a state park ranger’s patrol car in the beach parking lot. A few fellow surfers stopped to examine the board’s new gashes.

Signs will be posted along the area’s beaches advising of the shark danger and recommending that beach-goers refrain from water activities for the next week.

The sand portion of the beaches will remain open.

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