Surfer suffers bite off Oregon coast
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities are trying to determine whether a shark bit a surfer Tuesday on the Oregon coast.
The woman surfing at Seaside suffered a bite to her leg and damage to her surfboard.
Seaside Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a shark attack. The department said in a press release that the woman, who police have not yet identified, had injuries that were non-life-threatening and they had not pinpointed what kind of animal bit her.
Witnesses told KGW-TV that the woman was brought to shore by another surfer and taken to a local hospital in an ambulance.
The surfboard had a piece missing from its underside.
Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/