Local News
Eyewitness Sports
Medical Coverage
Call For Action
More Details
What's On WPRI
What's On Fox
2 Minute Test Drive
Experts Online
Online Store
Chopper 12
Station Info

MARKETPLACE:  Auto | Jobs | People Search | Personals | Travel | Yellow Pages  November 18, 2004
Education | House & Home | Money | Pets | Recipes | Relationships | What's Next | More Topics...
Surfer attacked by shark in Northern California; beaches closed
Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version  

POINT REYES STATION, Calif. California park officials have closed two beaches following an attack by what's believed to be a great white shark.

Officials at Point Reyes National Seashore say a surfer was bitten on the leg Sunday just off Limantour Beach, about 50 miles north of San Francisco.

The surfer told authorities the shark was six to eight feet long and released his leg after he hit it on the head. The man then paddled to shore on his own.

He was taken by helicopter to a Santa Rosa hospital for treatment

The waters off Limantour Beach and an adjoining beach will be closed for five days. They'll be re-opened if no more shark sightings are reported.

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News
Battle continues over Canadian drug imports
Coach Dismissed Because of Forged Doctors Note
Reporter to stand trial on criminal contempt charge
Virginia company chosen to run Providence ice rink
Groups scrutinize financial disclosure forms with election referenda
RIPTA shifts gears, now seeks fare increases to close budget gap
T.F. Green gets renewed discharge permit
Health releases guidelines for flu shots
Businessman contributes thousands of pounds of food for the poor
Police arrest 12-year-old for selling drugs
National News  more» 
Costs for Peterson investigation, trial have reached nearly $2.5 million
Group cites electronic voting problems, urges reforms
Reward posted for trainer of terrorists in Afghanistan
Illinois Supreme Court dismisses lawsuits against gunmakers
Mass. police seek to charge driver in Veterans Day parade death of friend
News organizations promise to delay release of exit polls in future
Stern's Thanksgiving gift: free radios
Several arrested in alleged immigration conspiracy
G-O-P lawmaker raises questions about F-D-A response to vaccine problems
Marine commander says Zarqawi's Fallujah headquarters not yet located

Turkey Day is Coming
Plan your menu with the help of your community's favorite recipes.
Smile Maintenance
Your smile says a lot about you. Is it saying the right thing?
Send questions and comments about this website to the .
All content © Copyright 2004 WorldNow, WPRI, WNAC and Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.