In Northern California, a 31-year-old surfer is healing from terrible shark bites to his right thigh and leg.
During a Sunday trip to Centerville Beach, Jared Trainor was pushed off his board, he told the Times-Standard in Humboldt County. He stated that the beast had his right leg and board in its jaws.
Underwater, the seasoned surfer grasped the shark’s body with one hand and kicked its head with his free leg until the shark let him go and went away, according to him. Trainor returned to the shore, where he and another surfer with a cell phone called for assistance.
“I do not recall our first meeting,” he told the publication. It transpired really rapidly.
The length of his open wounds was approximately 19 inches, or the length of the shark’s mouth. Photos of a recuperating Trainor and his injured leg are posted on the Instagram account of The Shop, an Arcata surf shop.
Haley Martino, his sister, stated in a GoFundMe campaign that her brother was bitten by a great white shark.
“Jared is healing at home,” the GoFundMe page states. “He is extremely blessed. He is in discomfort yet in a good mood!”
The Sacramento Bee reported in 2017 that there have been 16 shark attacks in Humboldt County since 1960.
In the year 2020, a kayaker nearly escaped a big white shark in Shelter Cove, Humboldt County.
In a social media post, the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department confirmed that the bite was caused by a shark.
“To the best of our recollection, we have never experienced an incidence similar to this. This serves as a reminder that there are numerous dangers to avoid at the beach “said the agency in its statement.
Shark attacks are uncommon in California. Last Christmas Eve, Tomas Butterfield, 42, of Sacramento was killed by a shark near Morro Bay in central California.
In June of this year, another guy was bitten by a great white shark off the coast of central California. Steve Bruemmer, 62, was released from Natividad Medical Center in Salinas three weeks after he was bitten by a shark while swimming near Pacific Grove and Monterey, according to the hospital.
Officials said in January that the number of worldwide shark attacks climbed in 2021, following three years of reduction. The United States recorded 47 confirmed occurrences of unprovoked shark attacks in 2021, accounting for 64 percent of the global total.