Posted by Chris on May 30, 2004 at 05:03:30:
I am presently in Emoryville on my way to Mendocino to free dive for abs. I have the following news reports about a shark attack on a surfer last Friday near Salmon Creek Beach in Sonoma "comforting."
Santa Rosa Press Democrat article
Surfer reports great white shark attack
Santa Rosa, California-AP -- Shark warnings are being posted along a popular northern California beach this holiday weekend -- after a reported attack.
A surfer says he was knocked off his board by a great white shark yesterday near Salmon Creek Beach in Sonoma County.
Butch Connor says he was surfing off the north side of the beach when the shark swam straight at him and knocked him into the water. Connor fought back, hitting the shark with his board until it swam away.
Authorities say it's the fourth reported shark encounter off the same beach in the past ten years.
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