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California swimmer says shark shook him

Lynn Zutronich was relaxing in the water during her morning swim in the ocean when something pulled her out of the water.

Zootronich, 50, said she knew immediately it was a shark. She gave her first interview over the weekend from her hospital bed where she is recovering the shark bit his leg Friday off the Pacific coast of Del Mar, north of San Diego.

“It was horrible,” she told CBS affiliate KMFB-TV. “It was a split second, and I didn’t have enough time to respond. So as I entered, I went, ‘Oh, I just got bitten by a shark,’ and then I looked at the jaw, and then his After, it let me go, it shook me like a dog once, and it let me go.”

Before the sharks left, Zutronich told KGTV: “I felt a huge, like a really hard hit right, I don’t know how else to say it, like between my legs and it pushed me, It hurt and it pushed me up and out of the water.”

When a friend swimming with him saw him throwing it here and there in the water, he saw a shark’s fin. He helped bring her back to shore where lifeguards and emergency workers treated her and was then taken to hospital.

He is being treated for a puncture and a wound in his upper right thigh. He told KMFB that the largest wound is about 8 cm long, 2.5 cm wide and 3 cm deep.

The shark was believed to be a juvenile white shark, but officials are awaiting confirmation by scientists. Juvenile white sharks often swim in waters off the shoreline of Del Mar.

Zutronich told the station that she is still processing what happened and is not sure when she will be back in the water.

“First I’m going to focus on healing my wounds, and then I’m going to focus on healing the psychology of it,” she said.

Last month, a man was bitten in the leg By a shark while surfing at Centerville Beach, south of Eureka in Northern California. Surgeons closed his open wounds, which stretched to about 19 inches, or the length of the shark’s mouth.

In June, there was a man bitten by a great white shark Off the Central California Coast. The hospital said the 62-year-old was released from Natividad Medical Center in Salinas three weeks after being bitten by a swimming shark from Pacific Grove near Monterey.

Last Christmas Eve, a 42-year-old Sacramento man was Killed in a shark attack in Central California’s Morro Bay,

shark attack Worldwide increased in 2021 After three consecutive years of decline, officials said in January. America reported the most Unprovoked shark bites in 2021With 47 confirmed events – 64% of the worldwide total.

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