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07/17/2007 Susan Levy (California)

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Shark Research Committee reports Ventura shark attack

Shark Research Committee reports Faria Beach Ventura shark attack

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 July, 2007 : - - On July 17, 2007 Susan Levy was swimming with her husband Eric off Faria Beach, Ventura, California. This location is also referred to as Pitas Point. She was wearing a full black wetsuit with exposed hands and feet. It was 11 AM and they had been in the water 25 minutes. The sky was clear with a 1 – 3 foot ocean swell.

They were about 1/3 of a mile from shore with water visibility 1 – 2 feet. Susan recounted; “I was swimming with my husband when I felt a tug on my left foot. At first I thought it might have been my husband grabbing my foot, but then I saw he was about 10 feet away to my left. I looked around but did not see any sharks or other marine animals. We examined my foot and saw that I was bleeding but the wounds were not deep, so we swam into shore.

We went to the lifeguard station at Emma Wood State Beach; where the lifeguard gave me antiseptic cleanser for my wounds. I have 4 scrapes on the instep, ranging from 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches forming an arching shape.

The scrape on the back of my foot, by my heel is about 2 inches long with scrapes going down.” Caution should be exercised when utilizing this location for your ocean water activities. Please report any shark sighting, encounter, or attack to the Shark Research Committee.


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