Surfer bitten by shark at popular Oregon surfing spot

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A surfer in Seaside was bitten by a shark and suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his lower leg.

The incident took place about 3:20 p.m. Sunday in a popular surfing spot in South Seaside known as The Cove, near Tillamook Head, according to Jon Rahl, a spokesman for the City of Seaside, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Seaside Fire and local medics arrived at the scene to find the adult male victim being carried to the parking lot by fellow surfers.

An off-duty Seaside lifeguard had applied a field tourniquet to the man’s leg to help slow the bleeding.

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