Great White Shark Attack Closes Beach Near SF
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that Grey Whale Cove State Beach south of Pacifica is closed following an attack by a Great White Shark between 6 feet and 8 feet long on Saturday morning.
UPDATE: The swimmer has since been released from the hospital. Watch drone footage of the shark from ABC7 / Benjamin Holmes below.
A 35-year-old man swimming at Gray Whale Cove State Beach was bitten in the right leg by the shark about 9:15 a.m. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office tweeted about 11:30 a.m.
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The man swam ashore on his own and was then transported to Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.
A warning sign was posted and the beach closed, the Sheriff’s Office said.
At 9:15am, a 35-year-old man was swimming off of Grey Whale Cove State Beach when he was bitten in the right leg by a 6-8 ft. great white shark. The male was able to swim to shore and medical aid was summoned. The male was transported to Stanford.⚠️The beach is now closed.
— San Mateo County S.O (@SMCSheriff) June 26, 2021
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INCIDENT UPDATE: Upon arrival at Gray Whale Cove firefighters/paramedics found a male on the beach with a confirmed bite to his body. Patient was treated with advanced life support measures and transported to a local trauma center in serious condition. pic.twitter.com/z3dcy9gTR6
— CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) June 26, 2021