Sunday, October 30, 2011

Eric Tarantino, airlifted to hospital after being bitten in the neck and arm by a shark, Marina State Beach, California - 30th Oct 2011

A shark attacked a surfer off a California beach on Saturday, biting him in the neck and arm and sending him to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Eric Tarantino, of Monterey, was attacked around 7am, just minutes after he and a friend entered the water at Marina State Beach, The Monterey Herald reported

The shark bit Tarantino, 27, on the neck and right forearm and left teeth marks in his red surfboard.

Tarantino's friend, Brandon McKibben of Salinas, helped him out of the water, and other surfers used beach towels to try to stop his bleeding.

Tarantino was taken to a local airport by paramedics and flown to the San Jose Regional Medical Center, authorities said.

His condition wasn't immediately known. Read More