Beacon’s Beach (Encinitas) Shark Attack – Teen Transported To Hospital (Noon Update)

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09/29/2018 12 Noon Update: Encinitas Lifeguards Captain Larry Giles stated in an interview, “It was opening day for lobster season. It is not known what type of shark attacked, but the shark was estimated to be 11 feet long. Beaches to be closed for 48 hours from Ponto to Swami’s beach. A permitted surf event was canceled. The victim was conscious and airlifted to a hospital. The attack was about 150 yards from the beach. There was a report of a seal in the area. This is a nonfatal incident. There was a nonfatal shark attack a few months ago at Camp Pendleton. A few years ago there was a fatal attack off of Solana Beach. The City of Encinitas is working with a shark expert who has been on ‘Shark Week.'”

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10News reports, “The shark attack was reported just before 7 a.m. in the 900 block of Neptune Ave. at Beacon Beach, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said. San Diego Fire-Rescue lifeguards were also on scene.

The 13-year-old endured traumatic injuries to his upper torso and was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital. The child was conscious and talking, according to Encinitas Lifeguards Captain Larry Giles.”

Giles indicated that because there were other permitted events in Encinitas, the lifeguard response time was short – within 15 minutes.


The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, “A teenager diving for lobster on the opening day of the season was attacked by a shark Saturday morning near Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas, authorities said.

The shark attack occurred just before 7 a.m. off Neptune Avenue at the foot of Leucadia Boulevard. They saw he was bleeding badly from a serious clavicle wound, said Chad Hammel, one of the rescuers.

“Once we threw him up on the kayak and started heading in, that’s when I looked back, and the shark was behind the kayak,” Hammel told the news station. “He didn’t want to give up yet.”

The extent of the boy’s injuries was not released. The 13-year-old victim was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital, said hospital spokesman Carlos Delgado.

Encinitas Lifeguards are expected to provide further details at a news conference.

The beach has been closed.”

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CBS8 reports, “A teenager reportedly was attacked by a shark off the Encinitas shoreline Saturday morning.

It happened just before 7 a.m. at Beacon’s Beach, on Neptune Avenue near Leucadia Boulevard., authorities said.

The victim is reportedly 13-years-old and is in critical condition.

A representative of Rady Children’s Hospital confirmed someone arrived at the hospital with a shark bite injury about 7:45 a.m., but released no further information.

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