Shark bites kayak off coast of Pacifica Beach


Warning notices have been posted at the Pacifica State Beach after a man in a kayak fishing off the coast said a shark bit his boat before swimming away.

Pacifica police Chief Jim Tasa said in a report that the attack occurred around 4:55 p.m. Tuesday when the uninjured man in a kayak called police.

The victim said a shark bit the kayak then briefly circled the watercraft before swimming away. The victim in the kayak was able to return to shore unharmed, according to Tasa.

The Pacifica Department of Public Works posted signs at the beach today warning of the incident, but the attack occurred outside the area where surfers and swimmers tend to frequent.

The beach will be monitored nonetheless, Tasa reported.

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