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SURFER SURVIVES GREAT WHITE SHARK ATTACK IN CALIFORNIA

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 December, 2006 : - - A 43-year-old surfer survived a great white shark attack today with only minimal wounds after the predator bit through his surfboard and dragged its prey undersea momentarily. 


The surfer, a Guerneville resident, was attacked around 11:50 a.m. while surfing with some friends off Dillon Beach in northwest Marin County, according to Marin County fire Capt. Rick Wonneberger.  "He is very lucky to be alive," Wonneberger said.


The surfer was paddling facedown when he felt a surge of water and then a bite in his right hip and thigh, the fire captain said. The shark dragged him underneath the waves to a depth of 15 feet before releasing him, Wonneberger said. A friend who was surfing 10 feet away from the victim said it was a great white shark, common to the area, measuring between 12 and 15 feet.


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