H-NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Oct 30, 2012 8:44 PM by The Associated Press

Surfer, 25, badly injured in Eureka shark attack

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A 25-year-old surfer is hospitalized in fair condition after apparently being bitten by a shark off the coast of Eureka.

The Eureka Times-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/ScsMHU ) that other surfers attended to the seriously injured man and drove him from the beach to a highway where he was transferred to an ambulance. He was undergoing surgery at a local hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office says the man had a 14-inch bite wound and other injuries on his body. He told a deputy he had been attacked by a shark.

His name has not been released.

The attack happened at a popular surfing spot called the North Jetty.

Another surfer, David Hargrave, tells the Times-Standard he heard the bitten man call for help and saw him wade back to shore bleeding heavily.

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