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13-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After Shark Attack at Encinitas Beach

Boy in Critical Condition After Shark Attack at Encinitas Beach. “I paddled towards him and there was a big trail of blood behind him, his whole back was open, the shark hit him in the collarbone, the shark’s upper teeth entered his cheek.”

Critical Condition After Shark Attack
Witnesses said the shark was about 11 feet long

A minor was attacked on Saturday by a shark on one of the beaches of San Diego County, local authorities reported.

The attack took place at Beacon’s Beach, in the Encinitas area, north of the county around 6:55 in the morning, according to the news channels

The young man, aged 13, arrived by helicopter at Rady Children’s Hospital at around 7:45 am. Police said the young man sustained injuries to his shoulder and ear.

The incident would have occurred when the boy caught lobsters near the coast, at a depth of approximately nine feet.

The news network NBC 7 spoke with Chad Hammel, a kayaker who helped rescue the teenager. The witness said that approximately 30 people were in the water at the time of the attack. Shortly after he heard the minor shout “I was bitten”.

Boy in Critical Condition After Shark Attack

“I paddled towards him and there was a big trail of blood behind him. His whole back was open. The shark hit him in the collarbone, the shark’s upper teeth entered his cheek.” ,” Hammel said.

Two other men also helped with the rescue, according to authorities.

Witnesses said they saw a stir with a seal in the water, and then what looked like a white shark.

The boy is in critical condition, reported Larry Giles, the captain of the Encinitas Lifeguard Department, during a press conference.

Witnesses said the shark was about 11 feet long, according to Giles.

Authorities closed Ponto Beach in Carlsbad to Swamis in Encinitas for the next 48 hours. Although they report that the shark has not been seen since the attack.

 

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