MONTEREY (CBS SF) — A surfer was hospitalized after being attacked by a shark off a Monterey beach.
27-year-old Eric Tarantino was attacked Saturday morning while surfing with a friend at Marina State Beach in Monterey County.READ MORE: Near Hurricane Force Winds Howl At Mt. St. Helena; Temperatures Soar; Red Flag Wildfire Warning
The shark bit Tarantino on the neck and forearm shortly after the two men entered the water.
Tarantino’s friend helped him out of the water, and other surfers used beach towels to try to stop his bleeding.READ MORE: New Video Links San Francisco Mission Bay Beating Suspect To Second Asian American Assault
Authorities said the Monterey man was taken to a local airport by paramedics and flown to a San Jose hospital.
His condition wasn’t known, but a state parks official said Tarantino’s injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
The shark left a large gash in Tarantino’s red surfboard.MORE NEWS: Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged Drought
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