2nd Shark Attack In California in Less Than 1 Week


The board being ridden at the time of the attack.


EUREKA, California - Less than a week after a shark attack claimed the life of surfer Javier Solario another surfer was attacked in the same area along the California coast, this time the surfer is expected to survive.· He has not been identified but has been listed in fair condition after undergoing surgery for his injuries.


According to witnesses, the attack occurred Tuesday, October 30th around noon at Bunkers surf spot off the North Jetty in Humboldt County.· A number of people were in the water and heard the surfer calling for help.  


Witnesses said the man was able to get to the shore on his own power.· An emergency medical technician who was at the beach immediately began caring for the man who had suffered an approximate 14-inch gash along his ribs and hips.


An average of 65 shark attacks happen each year around the world that typically result in two or three deaths, according to the Pew Environment Group.· Some sharks come closer to shore from around October to January because that is when some of their favorite prey are abundant on land.


Tell us what you think about all these recent shark attacks.


Last modified onThursday, 01 November 2012 00:46

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