Man Badly Bitten By Shark Off California Beach

A man is recovering after being attacked by a shark at near Pebble Beach

Man badly bitten by shark while spearfishing off California beach

Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach was evacuated Friday after a shark attacked a man who was spearfishing in the area, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

The area has been the site of several shark attacks in the past.

Authorities said the incident occurred about 1:45 p.m.in Stillwater Cove, near The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

Grigor was rescued by two off-duty deputies that had been fishing out on the water.

Two off-duty sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and applied a tourniquet to the man's leg to help stop "his massive blood loss".

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There are conflicting reports on whether this man's leg was severed or still intact from this shark bite.

Two off duty Deputies of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office were first on the scene, according to officials. The location had not had any recent shark sightings.

In March, a great white shark knocked a kayaker off his boat as he was paddling through Monterey Bay. His son described the shark as about 15 feet long.

A "large aquatic animal" was spotted by police flying overhead in a helicopter after the incident.

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