Shark Attacks California Surfer

Eric Tarantino and friend were 150 yards off shore when the attack occurred.
2:23 | 10/30/11

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Turn to an amazing survival story on the California coast a young man manages to swim away from a shark after suffering. Multiple bites ABC's Dan -- -- has the latest. In yet another clash between sharks and surfers a California man was within a few feet of a shark. Attacking his friend. They came down on the way right arm -- -- shark shark shark. And I'm -- that -- I didn't I didn't know gonna. -- -- -- was surfing with his friend Eric Tarantino a 150 yards offshore when a shark snuck up and attacked -- Bleeding and steals in harm's way and -- feverishly paddled for shore Brandon Cox went ahead to get help. She looked over at that's what I saw -- good -- -- -- arm. And you know -- water around him. Amazingly Erica managed to get himself out of the water. Other servers and forced him to the ground and tried to stop the bleeding with towels he had -- in his arm and his neck with a narrow list to his jugular -- still conscious and Erica we're starting to slip into shock. You don't -- people -- You call -- helmet neck. Paramedics arrived and airlifted him to San Jose medical center. His friends and stunned and his board lived with and nineteen inch chunk removed. I've been -- there -- per hour. Here your -- -- was -- there four years ago. It's been a bad here for sharks with sightings up and down the West Coast putting beach goers on -- In Oregon one man was thrown from his board after a shark took a huge fight. And last week -- Wainwright who lost his -- to a ten foot long great white in Australia. He -- these attacks that -- -- wondering -- Could -- happen to them. Yeah very academia are doing my brother from. -- Tarantino's injuries were considered not life threatening he is expected to make a full recovery but park Rangers at marina state park they are urging people to stay away from the water. Although they have not close down the beach all together. Really horrifying story it is in and into what was I think most surprised about this is that they don't shut down the beach because this of the ocean is just so big that. At this point it's probably gone away someplace.

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