California surfer who was kicked in the head by a shark survives


ARCATA, Calif. (AP) — A 31-year-old surfer in Northern California is recovering from a shark attack that left him with severe bites to his right thigh and leg.

Jared Trainer said it’s unclear if a seal or a shark knocked him off his board during Sunday’s outing to Centreville Beach. Humboldt County Times StandardThe animal was said to have had its right leg and board tucked between its jaws.

In the water, an experienced surfer grabbed the attacker’s body with one hand, kicked him off the head with his free leg, released him, and swam away. was

“I don’t remember the first contact,” he told the newspaper. “It happened very quickly.”

The surgeon stapled his open wound closed. The wound spanned about 19 inches (48 centimeters) or the length of the shark’s mouth.

A photo of a recovering trainer and his injured leg The Shop Instagram account, a surf shop in Arcata. His sister, Haley Martino, said in a GoFundMe fundraising post that her brother was bitten by a great white shark.

According to one study, Humboldt County has had 16 shark attacks since 1960. The Sacramento Bee 2017 News Article.

of Kayaker narrowly escapes a great white shark in 2020 Located in Shelter Cove in Humboldt County.

The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department confirmed in a social media post that the bite was caused by a shark.

“We have never had an incident like this in our members’ memory. This is a reminder that there are many hazards to be aware of when at the beach,” the ministry said in a post.