A surfer claims he was in the water off of Manresa State Beach around 6:45 Saturday evening when a Great White popped him into the air before chomping his board and pulling him under water briefly.
Just ask kayakers Ida Parker and Kristin Orr, who were hit by a great white shark and dumped into the water Wednesday off of White Horse Beach in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The two women were 100 yards offshore, near an area populated by seals, when they were struck by a shark measuring 14 to 16 feet.
"I looked back at her and it came directly out of the water, underneath the boat, launched her backwards and flipped me over," Parker told CNN affiliate WCVB.
A surfer is recovering after he was bitten by a shark off of the Volusia County coast.
A large shark was filmed near the beach within hours after the fatal attack, Reuters reported.
The authorities used a personal watercraft and a helicopter to try to encourage the shark away from the beach.
Paul Wilcox, a member of the Byron Bay Swim Club, was swimming in the shallows on the eastern side of Byron Bay’s main beach when he was attacked on Tuesday.
A shark killed a 50-year-old swimmer Tuesday at eastern Australia’s popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer’s brave rescue attempt, police said.
Beachgoer Mark Hickey swam 15 to 20 meters (50-65 feet) into the water at Clarkes Beach to retrieve the severely wounded victim, Police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said.
He said Wilcox had apparently bled to death in the water. Ten reported that the shark had bitten through Wilcox’s wetsuit on his upper right thigh, tearing off much of his leg. The wounds were being examined to identify the size and species of the shark.
Charleston may be getting a visit from a well-traveled great white shark.