Posted by on July 11, 2017
Categories: California

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(BANT) – Officials in Santa Cruz say a kayaker was unharmed after being attacked by what may have a been a great white shark this morning.

The Fire Department got a call at 11:01 a.m. about a potential shark attack in the waters near West Cliff and Pelton Avenue.

Marine Safety personnel say the seasoned kayaker had his kayak attacked by a large shark about a quarter mile out from Steamer Lane. The kayaker was uninjured, but the kayak sustained extensive damage.

Per the Santa Cruz County Shark Incident Action Plan, the city will post monitors at Main Beach, Cowell Beach and other beach access points within a one-mile radius of the attack for four days.

All water activities at the beach are prohibited until the morning of Saturday, July 15th. Marine Safety staff and lifeguards will monitor the area in the meantime.