Great white shark bites man on beach in California
A California man was hospitalized after being bitten by a great white shark at the beach, CNN reported on Saturday.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said that a 35-year-old man was swimming off of Grey Whale Cove State Beach when he was bitten in the leg by a 6- to 8-foot shark. Police said he was able to swim to shore to receive medical assistance.
At 9:15am, a 35-year-old man was swimming off of Grey Whale Cove State Beach when he was bitten in the right leg by a 6-8 ft. great white shark. The male was able to swim to shore and medical aid was summoned. The male was transported to Stanford.⚠️The beach is now closed.
— San Mateo County S.O (@SMCSheriff) June 26, 2021
Officials closed the beach after the incident.
A Cal Fire unit in Santa Cruz said that firefighters and paramedics treated the man with “advanced life support” before he was transported to a local trauma center in serious condition.
INCIDENT UPDATE: Upon arrival at Gray Whale Cove firefighters/paramedics found a male on the beach with a confirmed bite to his body. Patient was treated with advanced life support measures and transported to a local trauma center in serious condition. pic.twitter.com/z3dcy9gTR6
— CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) June 26, 2021
The Hill has reached out to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office for more information.