Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere

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EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man bitten by a shark off the Northern California coast says he was having a great day of surfing when the great white “came out of nowhere.”

Forty-five-year-old Jay Scrivner of Eureka tells The Associated Press in a phone interview from his hospital bed Monday that the nearly 10-foot-long shark bit his thigh and his board on Sunday as he surfed near Humboldt Bay close to Eureka.

Scrivner says he was lying on his board in the familiar spot paddling and feeling happy on what seemed like a perfect day with friends when he was bit.

Scrivner says he did a quick inventory of his body parts and found everything was intact. Fellow surfers helped wrap his wounds.

The injury is considered minor, and he’s expected to fully recover.

 

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