Surfer loses chunk of board in Central California shark attack

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

California surfer escapes injury after shark bites her board.

After a great white shark bit a large chunk out of a woman’s surfboard over the weekend, state officials have a warning for people at Morro Strand State Beach: Stay out of the water. Witnesses told the San Luis Obispo Tribune the creature swam around her, under her and finally up toward the nose of the board, within arm’s reach of Dempsey. “It bit my board, realized it wasn’t a dolphin…and I just turned around and just started swimming,” Dempsey told a reporter shortly after the attack. One of them saw part of the attack and the shark’s gray fin and tail. “I saw her getting tumbled off her board and the shark underneath the board, so it’s kind of a tangle of her, the board and the [surfboard’s] leash,” witness Jamie Bettencourt told the Tribune.

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