Authorities search for shark that almost killed 13-year-old boy

Authorities search A teenage boy was attacked at sea by a shark in Encinitas, Calif. on Sept. 29.

A rare shark attack at a Southern California beach on Saturday has police and lifeguards ramping up the hunt for the oceanic beast that left a 13-year-old boy in serious condition, authorities said during a Sunday morning press conference.

The shark attack occurred Saturday morning near a beach in Encinitas, which is about 30-minute drive north of San Diego, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles told reporters the victim was diving for lobsters about 200 yards from the shore in water about 9 feet deep when the shark attacked. He said an off-duty lifeguard and an off-duty police officer helped pulled the boy into a kayak and applied pressure to his wounds. Witnesses described the shark as 11-feet long, but the type was not known.

We imagine it could be a great white shark, but we don’t know for sure.

Recommended For You

Graphysuite Ultimate

With GraphySuite now you can create professional Graphics and Videos without any technical knowledge by just using Power Point. GraphySuite has premium Done For You templates of Videos and Graphics of all types/Sizes for Social Media Platforms, Google Ads,

MaticPress Contest

Are you struggling to create high-quality and rich-content website? With this brand new WP theme, now you can build rich-content website without creating any single of content... Build viral niche sites, drive free traffic, build list, and make money on c

VoiceRank360 Pro - [OTO4 Reseller Silver]

Resell app + WP plugins Gives 100% commission on FE

— Lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles

The boy was air-lifted to an intensive care unit and underwent surgery. He reportedly suffered traumatic upper torso injuries but is expected to survive. Further details about the boy’s identity or condition were not released to the public per the family’s request.

Giles said police and lifeguards used drones and jet skis on Saturday and Sunday to look for the shark, but none was reported found since the attack. Giles said identifying the type of shark is important in helping authorities better understand behavioral patterns.

“We imagine it could be a great white shark, but we don’t know for sure,” Giles said.

Giles said thousands of sharks frequent the North County area, but attacks are exceedingly rare. He said Saturday’s attack was Encinitas’ first in at least 30 years.

Swimming, surfing, and diving were prohibited to the general public through Monday, but the beach remained open to the public so long as they didn’t go into the water, The San Diego Union Tribune reported. Two lifeguards cited by the paper said they had no trouble keeping people off the beach.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Recommended Products

A N I M A T I O - Pro Version

Animatio is a unique visual Impact App which enables users to fix eyeballs to the page instantly…

SpyCom - PRO

SpyCom PRO is an upgrade to SpyCom with tons new features, commercial license and other licenses.SpyCom is the worlds most powerful cloud based AliExpress market research, keyword research and niche research app that also lets you create FB Ad Images in

SociOffer Agency 97

SociOffer Agency

Leave a Reply