Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Surfer Bitten by Great White in Northern California

Humboldt Bay - Wikipedia
A 45-year-old surfer was bitten by an 8 to 9 foot great white shark on Sunday while surfing near Humboldt Bay in Northern California.

The surfer, Jay Scrivner, was paddling on his board while waiting for a wave set when, according to a comment he made to the AP, a shark came 'out of nowhere' and bit his thigh.

Mr. Scrivner saw the teeth and nose of the shark and he took a swing while letting out a yell. The shark released Mr. Scrivner and his board and he was able to paddle to shore.

He received 30 stitches and is expected to make a full recovery.
Photo from Wikipeidia

News Accounts:
Surfer Survives Shark Attack Near Humboldt Bay - CBS San Francisco
Surfer bitten by shark near Humboldt Bay expected to fully recover - Los Angeles Times
Shark Attack Surfer: 'Did I Really Get Bit? - Sky News