A shark chomped down on a man’s paddleboard, throwing him and his dog into California’s Monterey Bay, police said.
The man was paddleboarding around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Lovers Point beach, about 150 yards from the pier when the shark appeared, the Pacific Grove Police Department said in a news release.
The shark swam under the man’s paddleboard and turned toward him before biting his flotation device, police said.
Then the paddleboarder and his dog went flying into the water.
But the two got back onto his board and paddled back to shore, police said. Neither the man nor his dog were injured.
Officials will test his board to determine what type of shark bit it.
The City of Pacific Grove has closed the beach starting from the “coastal access starting at the Sea Palm turnout” until Aug. 13.
This isn’t the first time the city has closed Lovers Point beach because of a shark this summer.
Swimmer attacked at same beach in June
A 62-year-old triathlete was attacked by a shark on June 22 at the same beach, McClatchy News previously reported.
Steve Bruemmer was locked in the shark’s jaws and pulled underwater before he was spit out.
He was rescued by onlookers and taken to the hospital where he was treated for shark wounds to his abdomen and thighs.
Bruemmer was released from the hospital after three weeks.
The great white shark was estimated to be 14 to 15 feet long, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.