Shark Attack Leaves Surfer With 14-inch Bite Wound!

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.


6 thoughts on “Shark Attack Leaves Surfer With 14-inch Bite Wound!

  1. just saying

    Sharks survived the end of the dinosaur reign.. obviously they adapt easily .. it is certainly in the realm of possibilitys to assume sharks have the ability to retain certain information.. such as ..where to get an easy meal.. it is also quite possible.. they may be somewhat territorial in certain circumstances..we are only visitors in their domain.. and unless a proven shark repellant is created.. every time we enter their world ..we must accept the fact that we may be at risk for shark attack..

  2. drudown

    @ just saying

    Sorry, with the possible exception of Bull sharks during mating season (see, e.g., Recife, Brazil) ALL of the known man-eating sharks are nomadic…not territorial. Tell me, why would a shark attack a human out of “territorial response”? Sharks render ZERO paternal care (unlike, say, female Crocodiles guarding a clutch of eggs). Nor do they stay in one place.

    Equally inapt in the notion we are “only visitors in their domain.” Sorry, humans have been a constant part of the pelagic shark’s ecosystem. As long as we have been on this Earth, we have been in the shark’s ecosystem, harvesting marine resources. So there is no evidence to the contrary.


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