A swimmer in California was attacked by a shark Wednesday and suffered what police described as important accidents.
The assault occurred at round 10:35 a.m. off Lovers Level Seashore in Pacific Grove, a metropolis of round 15,000 in Monterey County, south of San Jose, police stated.
Police stated in an announcement that different swimmers jumped in to assist the person.
Officers launched an aerial drone to seek for the shark, nevertheless it has not been noticed. All seashores in Pacific Grove will likely be closed till Saturday as a precaution, the police division stated.
Pacific Grove Metropolis Council member Joe Amelia informed NBC affiliate KSBW of Salinas that the person was a surfer and that he suffered critical accidents to his abdomen and a leg.
Shark assaults on people in California are uncommon, based on the state Division of Fish and Wildlife.
It’s the second case of an damage from a shark in California this 12 months, division spokesperson Kirsten Macintyre stated. The primary was at San Miguel Island in February, when a diver suffered a minor damage to a foot.
There have been 203 encounters between people and sharks in California since 1950, and Wednesday’s incident was the 109th during which an individual was injured, she stated.
Within the 2020s, two individuals have died and 6 others have suffered nonfatal accidents in encounters with sharks in California, based on the Fish and Wildlife Division’s website.
Wednesday’s assault was the second recorded incident with a shark at Lovers Level. The primary was in 1952, and the sufferer died, Macintyre stated.
DNA assessments will affirm what sort of shark was concerned in Wednesday’s incident, she stated.