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Swimmer bitten by shark off Camp Pendleton’s San Onofre


Shark Attack Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Authorities say a woman believed to be in her 30’s has been bitten by a in the waters off a popular Southern California beach.

State park aide Travis Lara told the Orange County Register the victim was wading with swim fins in the water next to a couple of friends on surfboards when she was bitten along her upper thigh.

The attack happened Saturday shortly after 6:00 pm near State Beach near the popular surf spot Church (referred casually by surfers as Churches), along the Camp Pendleton Marine base in San Diego County.

Camp Sgt. Asia Sorenson told the San Diego Union-Tribune the civilian victim was airlifted to a hospital in unknown condition around 6:30 pm. Her condition is currently unknown.

The beach was closed Sunday through Tuesday morning.

Nearly a year ago, a swimmer was bitten by a off Corona del Mar, about 25 miles to the north of the Saturday attack.

USMC Life contributed to the report

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