Bloody shark attack off the coast of California. A 13-year-old boy is hurt severely and subsequently transported to the hospital by helicopter.
Bloody attack by white shark
In Encinitas, California, a boy was hurt while diving for lobsters resulting from a life-threatening shark attack. The boy was about to dive for lobsters for the first time in his life, just as the season had begun. Suddenly, cries were heard from the water: “Help, I’ve been bitten!”
A witness, Chad Hammel, who was hunting lobsters himself in a kayak, was the first to hear the boy screaming. “First, I thought someone had made a big catch and was celebrating”, he told local news channel KUSI News.
But a minute later, he understood the situation: “When I got closer to the boy, I saw blood in the water. A lot of it.” Shocked, to say the least. He rushed to the boy's aid.
Doctors are relieved
According to witnesses, the shark bit the boys shoulder and the wound was treated at the beach. Paramedics applied a pressure bandage to the 13-year-old’s shoulder and he was flown to the clinic.
After one operation, doctors said in a statement of the Rady Children’s Hospital that the boy is no longer in critical condition. “The parents may inform their family and friends and the entire community that the boy will recover fully.”
According to witnesses, the boy may have been attacked by a three metre long great white shark. A seal was swimming near to the boy - the shark probably mistook the boy for his prey. After the attack, some 4 miles of the beach were closed.