Beach Closed In Monterey County Following Shark Attack

Beach Closed In Monterey County Following Shark Attack

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (KMJ) — A Pacific Grove City Councilwoman shared a post on Facebook about a shark attack on Wednesday.

Councilwoman Jenny McAdams said the attack happened at Lovers Point which is on the east side of Pacific Grove in Monterey County.

The surfer was rushed from the water to Natividad. The surfer’s condition is unknown at this time.

She said the shark was seen again in the area following the attack and the beach was been closed.

The swimmer, a man, suffered “significant injuries from the shark bite,” and was taken to a hospital, police said.

City officials said he had injuries to his stomach and leg.

Police said the beach at Lovers Point will remain closed until Saturday.

Shark attacks in California are rare. However, Tomas Butterfield, 42, of Sacramento was killed in a shark attack in Morro Bay on Christmas Eve.

It was the only unprovoked fatal shark attack in the United States last year.