Teenager diving for lobsters attacked by shark and airlifted to the hospital

Teen boy attacked by shark in Encinitas

The 13-year-old boy was among several people diving for lobsters off Beacon's Beach at approximately 7 a.m. when he was attacked by the shark, suffering traumatic injuries to his upper torso.

According to NBC San Diego, the boy suffered "serious injuries" to his ear and shoulder and was immediately flown to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. Giles said the rescuers were an off-duty police officer, an off-duty and a third person who were also lobster diving. He was conscious and talking, witnesses said. He told ABC7 TV: "I thought he got a big one [lobster], and I was happy for him". I yelled at everyone to get out of the water: "There's a shark in the water!" "He needed help, he just kept yelling".

Hammel said the boy was bleeding badly and it looked like his clavicle area had been ripped open. Hammel was also lobster diving with a group, and they pulled the boy onto a kayak and headed to shore as the shark followed.

The boy was in critical condition but expected to survive. He was airlifted to the hospital.

A teenage boy attacked by a shark near San Diego had to be airlifted to a hospital on Saturday morning, according to the City of Encinitas Marine Safety Department.

Emery swerves questions over Ramsey's future at Arsenal
AC Milan are new favourites with the bookies to sign Aaron Ramsey with the midfielder tipped to leave the Gunners in January. Unai Emery refused to be drawn over Aaron Ramsey's long-term future at Arsenal ahead of his side's clash with Watford.

Carolina Panthers Sign Free Agent Eric Reid
A Pro Bowler in 2013, Reid spent the first five years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers . The Carolina Panthers have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract.

EU, Iran set financial 'vehicle' to ease trade between them
The fall of the Iranian rial intensified on Tuesday as it hit a new historic low against the dollar after losing 12 percent of its value since the weekend.

"Our hearts and prayers and thoughts are with the young boy who's being treated right now and his family", said Encinitas Fire Chief Mike Stein.

"The No. 1 concern was public safety; there were multiple other divers in the area", Giles said, noting that authorities got people out of the water as soon as they could.

Lifeguards had been on duty early Saturday due to two nearby events, and the response to the attack was "very short", Giles said.

Nearby beaches between Ponto Beach and Swami's Beach will be closed for 48 hours following the attack, Giles said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Buccaneers refuse to name starting QB for Week 4
Sep 30, 2018 - 22:31
Winston has been the starter the past three seasons after being the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 draft. Fitzpatrick has been scorching hot to start the season, leading the league in passing yards with 1,230.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US can't pull off comeback, Europe wins Ryder Cup
Sep 30, 2018 - 22:11
A third point saw Spieth and Thomas become just the fourth U.S. pairing to achieve that haul since it became Europe versus the US. It clinched the win at 14.9-9.5 with play still ongoing. "His pace looked a little bit slow walking", US captain Jim Furyk said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women into Sabarimala temple
Sep 29, 2018 - 04:53
The ban on women devotees was being upheld by the Travancore Devaswom Board which manages the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in the age group of 10 and 50.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump holds rare solo news conference
Sep 29, 2018 - 04:49
Trump called on reporters at will, often taking time to malign or praise their respective news outlets. "People want fame. She adds, "This is a country where you're innocent until proven guilty except when you're a conservative Republican".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose Mourinho Inisists There Is 'No Fallout' With Paul Pogba
Sep 29, 2018 - 04:46
Manchester United , now seventh on the Premier League table, also went on to play an 1-1 draw against Wolves at home on Saturday. Pogba still turned up at Old Trafford , watching from a private box, but disappeared before the shoot-out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ford, Kavanaugh and a Senate hearing
Sep 29, 2018 - 04:45
The world is still reeling from Christine Blasey Ford's powerful testimony at Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing for the U.S. Susan Collins of ME , both moderate senators who had expressed concern over the allegations against Kavanaugh.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The new LG V40 ThinQ reveals itself with a nice design
Sep 28, 2018 - 00:55
So the LG V40 ThinQ is now officially announced on the company's website, but most of its specs are still a mystery. It's official: LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V40, has three cameras on the back and two on the front.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bill Cosby, now inmate NN7687, placed in single cell
Sep 28, 2018 - 00:55
She started her annual SlutWalk campaign back in 2011, which sees women from all over the world march for the movement. Some 60 women in total have accused "America's Dad" of sexual misconduct, many with stories similar to Constand's .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mourinho and Pogba in tense-looking exchange
Sep 28, 2018 - 00:39
Or other players? But in terms of this, I don't know if Pogba is worth the hassle for what he gives on the pitch. If this war has to go to the very end, here are two reasons why Jose Mourinho will triumph Paul Pogba .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2: Magical Hazard condemns Reds to first defeat
Sep 28, 2018 - 00:31
Chelsea star Eden Hazard rated his stunning solo effort that dumped Liverpool out of the EFL Cup as one of his greatest goals . According to injury analyst, Ben Dinnery , both the defenders could miss the clash at the Stamford Bridge.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India's top court rules adultery no longer a crime
Sep 28, 2018 - 00:29
Joseph Shine's petition challenged Section 497 IPC and Section 198 of CrPC, on the grounds that it is discriminatory against men. The court has said, however, that the judgment is not to be understood as a licence to have extramarital relations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top High drama in Senate as Kavanaugh-Ford hearing nears
Sep 28, 2018 - 00:26
The third came from Washington , D.C. resident Julie Swetnick , who is being represented by high-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti. They come from Ms Ford's husband and three family friends, who say Ms Ford mentioned the incident in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'All About Publicity': Sen. Bill Cassidy Slams Avenatti Over New Kavanaugh Accusation
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:18
President Donald Trump is pictured speaking during his meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the United Nations. She said she had been nearly raped by someone who was now a federal judge.

Trump Is "Main Culprit Of Oil Price Hikes, Market Destabilisation": Iran
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:13
In a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, Trump reiterated calls on Opec to pump more oil and stop raising prices. Because of this, I think that Brent might be the place to be over the next couple of sessions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Delta suffers brief IT issue causing some Rochester flights to be delayed
Sep 27, 2018 - 01:10
Eastern time that its crews had "restored all IT systems after a technology issue briefly affected some of our systems". A flight from Atlanta to McGhee Tyson airport was delayed about an hour Tuesday night.