SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Emergency crews have been dispatched Sunday morning to Salmon Creek State Park on the Sonoma County coast to render assist to a shark assault sufferer.
Among the many crews responding was California Freeway Patrol air operations, who mentioned they have been transporting the sufferer with a leg chew to Santa Rosa Memorial.
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“CHP H-32 is enroute to Santa Rosa Memorial with a trauma affected person who was reported to have been bitten by a shark,” the CHP posted on Fb. “Bodega Bay Hearth Safety District, Sonoma Sheriff, and California State Parks are presently on the scene and the affected person is reported to be critically injured.”
The North and South Salmon seashores are positioned alongside Freeway 1, stretching for practically two miles and are a well-liked native browsing vacation spot.
Whereas shark assaults are usually not widespread even by nice white sharks roam alongside the coast, there was an assault on the identical seaside in Might 2019.
Native surfer Katie Wilson was paddling out to catch her first wave when she all of the sudden discovered herself in a life-or-death wrestle with an ideal white.
She was 100 yards offshore of North Salmon Creek Seashore and the shark caught her surfboard leash in its mouth, gave it a yank and started to thrash.
Happily, her ordeal was over in seconds. The shark severed the leash with its tooth and the board was launched. Wilson escaped shaken, however unhurt.
“I used to be freaking out and hyperventilating and tremendous, tremendous scared,” she instructed the Santa Rosa Democrat on the time. “He (her husband) simply paddled subsequent to me and instructed me to breathe and every part’s advantageous. And even at the moment, I used to be in shock. I didn’t know if I had gotten bitten. I had no concept. It was a lot adrenaline.”
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In June, a swimmer did endure accidents in an ideal white assault at Grey Whale Cove State Seashore north of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County.
38-year-old San Francisco resident Nemenja Spasojevic mentioned the assault was so fast it was over earlier than he even knew what was occurring.
What was alleged to be a day of snorkeling and crabbing for Spasojevic took a terrifying flip when he felt one thing on the again of his proper leg.
“Very fast, like an, nearly like a mosquito chew; form of like a pointy ache and just a little little bit of a push,” mentioned Spasojevic, describing the preliminary contact.
At first, he didn’t know what it was. Then he got here nose to nose with the good white and realized it had bitten his leg.
At that time, he says he bought to the seaside as quick as he may, realizing his wetsuit was filling up with blood.
Limping and bleeding, Spasojevic referred to as out to a fisherman for assist.
“So I yell on the fisherman, ‘Hey! Shark assault! Shark assault!’ So it took us a while to get his consideration,” mentioned Spasojevic. “However then as soon as he noticed me, I used to be like, I simply form of drop on the sand.”
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Scary, however because it turned out, his accidents weren’t too critical.