Surfer needs 50 stitches after shark attack

A 19-year-old student was able to escape the jaws of a shark after it bit his legs while he surfed off the coast of California.
1:36 | 01/11/19

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I mean it just kind of it has happened are nowhere. Second year cal poly student at Waldner recalls his encounter with what he says was of great white shark. While surfing with friends off sand spit beach at Montana de Oro state park Tuesday morning. Wallace on my feet just went straight up in the air. I just felt like this tremendous pressure on my ankles in my legs. I was it hard line in the night like looked in it was I just think there's massive shark. The shark bit through his wetsuit and Moody's and took a big bite out of the surfboard. Walker says he was able to kick at the shark that eventually led ago. Between. In the end the amount of foam and fiberglass that he probably gotten his mouth. That provision wasn't too tasty either. So I think he figured out that. He should just he'd be better off just let go. Walker says he was able to swim to shore where his friends solve the blood coming from his legs. And rushed him to the hospital. He could've hit an artery year. Something but it just Connelly thank all my ankles and my legs a little bit but you guys I got I got so lucky. Shark warning signs have been posted at the entrance to sense that beach at Montana day or state park. A train lifeguard nick walker says he's grown up surfing in Southern California and knows there's always a risk when he goes in the water. Just I mean we're playing in their world. And I mean they're they're looking for prey in. Sometimes you just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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