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