Shark attacks swimmer in Del Mar, beaches closed – NBC 7 San Diego

A 46-year-old man was sent to the hospital after being bitten by a shark in Del Mar around 9 a.m. Sunday, prompting Del Mar lifeguards to close beaches for swimming and surfing in the area.

According to the city of Del Mar, the incident happened about 100 yards from the Coast Guard Center on 17th Street.

The victim was bitten on the body, left arm and hands, which were significant but not life-threatening injuries, the City said. An ambulance took him to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

He was swimming in a group of about a dozen ocean swimmers who regularly meet in Del Mar to train.

Lifeguards have posted a one-mile surfing and swimming closure off Del Mar beaches in both directions from 6th Street to North Beach from where the incident occurred, and notified nearby jurisdictions in accordance with shark attack protocols. By the California Marine Safety Chiefs Association and the Shark Lab at California State University Long Beach.

The beach closure will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday, the city said.

A shark attack in Del Mar on June 2, 2024 prompted the closure of a beach in the area.  (NBC 7 San Diego)
A shark attack in Del Mar on June 2, 2024 prompted the closure of a beach in the area. (NBC 7 San Diego)

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