Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shark bites kayak at Pacifica - man safe

06-25) 20:06 PDT PACIFICA -- A shark accosted a kayaker off a Pacifica beach on Tuesday, but the man escaped unharmed, police said.

The incident happened off Pacifica State Beach at 4:55 p.m. as the man was fishing from a kayak, Pacifica police Capt. Joe Spanheimer.

A shark swam up to the fisherman, "bit the kayak, then briefly circled around the craft before swimming away," Spanheimer said.

The kayaker was not harmed and returned to shore.

The type of shark involved wasn't known.

The area where the kayaker reported seeing the shark Tuesday occurred outside of an area that surfers and swimmers frequent, Spanheimer said.


Posted by Steve Sinai


Anonymous said...

Probably trying to get in a bite before paid parking begins.

Anonymous said...

The plovers will save him!