Boy, 13, attacked by shark in California while diving for lobsters

Boy, 13, attacked by shark in California while diving for lobsters

Boy, 13, attacked by shark in California while diving for lobsters

A teen had to be airlifted to the hospital after a shark attack at Beacon's Beach in Encinitas Saturday.

A teenage boy was attacked at sea by a shark in Encinitas, Calif. on September 29.

The 13-year-old was one of several people in the water diving for lobsters on the opening day of the lobster season, according to Encinitas lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles. He was quickly pulled from the water and flown to a trauma centre suffering upper torso injuries.

Chad Hammel, who was out with a group of friends diving for lobster, told KSWB-TV San Diego that they helped rescue the boy and lift him onto their kayak. We told him he's going to be okay, he's going to be alright - we got help.

A teenager has been attacked by a shark while diving for lobsters, in the US.

"When the bystanders got there, he was conscious, he was above water... and he was talking all the way while he was being transported", Giles said.

While it was a traumatic incident for all, Sky News reports that the teen will survive, but is reportedly in a "critcial condition", no further details of the injuries he sustained have been released yet. "His whole clavicle was ripped open", Hammel said". I yelled at everyone to get out of the water: "'There's a shark in the water!'"

"Once we threw him up on the kayak and started heading in, that's when I looked back, and the shark was behind the kayak".

Witnesses estimated the shark was about 3.3m long, but the type was not known.

"And then I realized that he was yelling, 'I got bit!"

The area was closed for 48 hours from La Costa Avenue to Swami's Beach while an investigation took place with California State Parks, California Fish and Game, San Diego County Sheriff's Department, City of Solana Beach and the City of Carlsbad.

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