Swimmer bitten by great white shark off coast of San Mateo, nearby beaches closed – CBS San Francisco
PACIFICA (CBS SF) – The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that Gray Whale Cove State Beach, south of Pacifica, was closed following an attack by a great white shark measuring between 6 and 8 feet long this morning.
A 35-year-old man swimming at Gray Whale Cove State Beach was bitten in the right leg by the shark around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, the sheriff’s office tweeted at around 11:30 a.m.
The man swam ashore on his own and was then transported to Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.
State park officials have banned water activities off the beach, as well as nearby Montara State Beach, for the next 48 hours and will post signs to notify beach goers of the shutdown, said California State Parks spokesperson Gabe McKenna.
INCIDENT UPDATE: Upon arrival at Gray Whale Cove, firefighters / paramedics found a man on the beach with a confirmed bite to his body. The patient was treated with advanced resuscitation measures and transported to a local trauma center in serious condition. pic.twitter.com/z3dcy9gTR6
– CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) June 26, 2021
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