A 25-year-old surfer is expected to recover after being bitten by a shark in Humboldt County, authorities said.
The surfer was bitten shortly before noon Tuesday while surfing the North Jetty near Eureka Municipal Airport, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department said.
The surfer suffered a 14-inch wound and other injuries. He was loaded into a pickup truck by other surfers and taken to a hospital, authorities said.
“The victim had an approximate 14 inch bite wound and other wounds on his body that required surgery,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
The attack came after a 39-year-old surfer was killed last week after being bitten by an apparent great white shark while riding waves near Lompoc.