Swimmer Injured By A Shark Attack On Central California Coast: It was reported Wednesday that a swimmer was severely injured by a shark attack on the central California coast, said the police. The incident happened at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, about 137 kilometers or 85 miles south of San Francisco, the Pacific Grove Police Department said in a statement.
Swimmer Is Seriously Injured By Shark Attack
Police say the swimmer, a man, was taken to a hospital after suffering severe injuries from the shark bite. He suffered injuries to his stomach and leg, city officials said.
The swimmer is Stephen Bruemmer, a retired professor of Monterey Penninsula College who is in his 60s, according to his friend, Jill Hannley. According to KION-TV, he was awake and expected to recover despite the broken femur.
A swimmer and a surfer hauled the injured man to the beach on a surfboard, where other good Samaritans provided first aid before being transported to the hospital by ambulance. Rescuer Amee Johns told KNTV-TV that the swimmer was nervous.
Swimmer Is Seriously Injured By Shark Attack On The Central California Coast
At one point, Stephen was off his paddleboard and swimming and kicking because the shark was pulling him, and he was pushing from behind. It was not immediately clear what type, age, or species of a shark attack.
There were no immediate sightings of the shark after firefighters used a drone to search. The beach at Lovers Point, at the south end of Monterey Bay, will be closed until Saturday, according to police.
Shark attacks are not usually seen in California. Tomas Butterfield, 42, of Sacramento, was killed by a shark last Christmas Eve in Morro Bay, central California. It was the only unprovoked shark attack in the United States last year.
How do Sharks Attack other animals or human beings?
Sharks are ferocious predators that swim in seawater. There is a myth about sharks and how they attack other animals or human beings, but there is no evidence to support this myth. Sharks attack other animals and humans when they are preying on them by moving quickly rather than using their sharp teeth to secure the prey.
The seawater that sharks live in is too salty for most animals and humans to survive, so unable or unwilling, and these sharks will eat these prey without necessarily being killed. Most sharks have keen senses of smell and sight to detect their game, able to locate prey even though it is not visible.
Most sharks have very sharp senses for them to locate their prey quickly. Sharks can target their prey’s eyes and minds because their eyes are sensitive and valuable for their survival.