Wednesday, May 13, 2009
YOU BE THE JUDGE
Surfer Bitten By Shark: "I just feel really, really lucky"
Canada Visitor Survives Shark Attack
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(KCBS) -- A visitor from Canada is SAN ONOFRES latest shark-attack survivor.
The shark bit into the woman's leg, while she was surfing near Old Mans Thursday morning. Right after she was released from the hospital, the victim shared her harrowing story with KCBS News 2's Alfred Morales.
The warning signs are up after a shark bite on San Onofres Old Mans Beach.
"It was after he bit me that, and was kind of, the water had calm down a little bit, that I was really like screaming my head off," Elizabeth Dunn, shark bite victim, said.
Dunn has quite a story for the folks back home in Canada.
"The doctor said that, based on the way the bite marks are, that it was really big, that it could have swallowed me," she said. "So I just feel really, really lucky."
Her surf session started with the Paskowitz surf camp instructor taking her into an area known for sharks . She entered the murky waters with two friends at about 9:30 a.m.
"I caught a wave that was like one of the best waves I've ever caught in my life," Dunn said. "It was perfect, and I just had it beautifully like the whole way."
But that perfect ride took her away from her group. The 28-year-old was all alone...with a shark. "I know I saw gray and stuff," she said. "And then very quickly, he bit my leg.
Then I saw his fin, which was really tall."
The holes in her wet suit tell the tale.