Shark seriously injures California surfer
October 31, 2012 -- Updated 1225 GMT (2025 HKT)
- Unidentified man, 25, suffers life-threatening injury, sheriff's office says
- Other surfers off Eureka shore rescue victim, take him to hospital
(CNN) -- A 25-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday when a shark attacked him while he was surfing in Eureka, California, local authorities said.
Other surfers pulled the injured man from the water, loaded him into a pickup truck and rushed him to a hospital before the local beach patrol could respond, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said.
A deputy who spoke with the victim as he was being taken to surgery said the man suffered a 14-inch bite wound and other, smaller wounds. The deputy did not specify what parts of the body were injured.
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The attack occurred shortly after noon off the North Jetty at Eureka's Bunker Surf Spot. Officials did not release the victim's name.
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