Two shark attacks off the coast of Cambria

October 26, 2019

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A large shark reportedly attacked a man’s kayak off the coast of Cambria Friday morning.

The kayaker, who was injured, said he was knocked into the water by a large shark near Leffingwell Landing, according to Cal Fire. Following the attack, boaters aboard a private vessel rescued the kayaker, as well as a second person with whom he was kayaking.

Boaters heard the kayakers’ distress call though their marine radio and then pulled them onto their vessel, according to Cal Fire and Cambria fire personnel brought the kayakers back to shore.

In a separate attack, two individuals were out fishing in separate kayaks about 1-2 miles north of Leffingwell Landing. A shark, thought to be a 10-foot great white, bit into the side of the kayak of David Zamora.

After getting knocked into the water, Zamora managed to get back onto his kayak uninjured. Zamora and his fellow kayaker said the shark swam off after the attack.

California Fish and Wildlife personnel collected teeth fragments from the kayak the shark attacked. Officials will send the teeth fragments to a marine biologist who will analyze them.


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obispan

Just a 10′ great white? “Baby shark doo doo doo doo doo to doo…”


1965buick

wait, there’s sharks out there?!


SLOpoker

We’re going to need a bigger boat.


info

Ellen: Martin hated the water. He never goes into it. On the ferry to the mainland he always stays in the car. There’s a clinical name for it..it’s

Chief Brody: drowning


obispan

Hey man, sharks gotta eat too.


ScrawnyKayaker

At least it’s not the dreaded micro-plastic. Go big polyethylene!


kayaknut

Obviously he is going to need a bigger boat!


laftch

Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water!