EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man bitten by a shark off the Northern California coast says he was having a great day of surfing when the great white came out of nowhere.
Forty-five-year-old Jay Scrivner of Eureka told The Associated Press in a phone interview from his hospital bed on Monday that the nearly 10-foot shark bit his thigh and his board on Sunday as he surfed near Humboldt Bay close to Eureka.
Scrivner says he was lying on his board and paddling in a familiar spot when he was bitten.
Scrivner says he did a quick inventory of his body parts and found everything was intact. Fellow surfers helped wrap his wounds.
The injury is considered minor, and he's expected to fully recover.