A flying drone was used to search for the shark, but it was never seen again. Police said all beaches in Pacific Grove are closed through Saturday as a precaution
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A swimmer was left with horrific injuries after a devastating shark attack, police say.
The massage took place right on the beach at Lovers Point in Monterey County near San Jose, USA.
Other swimmers are said to have tried to save the man.
A flying drone was used to search for the shark, but it was never seen again.
Police said all beaches in Pacific Grove are closed through Saturday as a precaution.
Joe Amelia, a council member, said one man sustained injuries to his stomach and leg.
California shark attacks on humans are rare, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said.
However, the attack is the second case this year in which someone was injured.
The first attack, which took place on San Miguel Island in February, injured a diver’s foot.
There have been an estimated 203 encounters between humans and sharks in California since 1950.
The most recent incident was the 109th shark attack in which someone was injured.
According to the Fish and Wildlife Department, two people have died and six others have suffered nonfatal injuries in 2020 in shark encounters in California website.
Wednesday’s attack was the second recorded incident involving a shark at the site. The first was in 1952, where the victim died.
DNA testing will identify the species of shark involved in Wednesday’s incident.
The victim was taken to the Natividad Medical Center, 23 miles from the beach where the incident occurred.
The Pacific Grove Police Department confirmed a man was seriously injured by a shark bite at Lovers Point Beach, California.
It is not yet known which water sports the man practiced.
City of Pacific Grove Council member Jenny McAdams wrote on Facebook: “Following the attack, the shark was again seen in the area.
“The beach was closed and everyone had to leave the water.”
The Monterey Herald reports: “All beaches in Pacific Grove will be closed for at least 48 hours following a shark attack at Lovers Point this morning.”
A caution barrier was erected alongside orange and white barriers blocking access to the beach
It is not known if the victim was simply swimming in the sea when the attack took place around 11am.
According to website Tracking Sharks, there have been 10 shark attacks in the US this year.
In February, experts say a British expat who was beaten to death by a 15-foot great white shark may have been targeted for an unusual swimming habit.
Diving instructor Simon Nellist was attacked in waters off the coast of Little Bay, Sydney, on Wednesday afternoon while training for a charity swim event.
The 35-year-old RAF veteran from Penzance, West Cornwall, was the first fatal victim of a shark attack in the Australian city since 1963, when all beaches were temporarily closed.
Some experts have claimed Simon was probably mistaken for the great white’s usual prey because his dark wetsuit was mistaken for a seal.
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