30 Oct '11, 2am

Surfer in California hospitalised after shark attacks, biting him in the neck and arm

MONTEREY, California (AP) - A shark attacked a surfer on Saturday off a California beach, biting him in the neck and arm and sending him to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Mr Eric Tarantino of Monterey was attacked around 7am, just minutes after he and a friend entered the water at Marina State Beach, The Monterey Herald reported. The shark bit Mr Tarantino, 27, on the neck and right forearm and left teeth marks in his red surfboard. Mr Tarantino's friend, Brandon McKibben of Salinas, helped him out of the water, and other surfers used beach towels to try to stop his bleeding. Mr Tarantino was taken to a local airport by paramedics and flown to the San Jose Regional Medical Center, authorities said. His condition wasn't immediately known. However, Dana M. Jones, Monterey Sector Superintendent for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, said Mr Tar...

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