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15 Foot Great White Shark Attacks Boat Near Santa Cruz Coast

Published Tuesday July 12

Photo: Sanfrancisco Cbslocal

CAPITOLA — A fifteen foot Great White shark attacked a fishing boat off the coast of Capitola Friday.

The shark bit the side of the small boat while fisherman Mark Davis floated off Capitola.

“It was a full on slam attack from down below. He came and hit the boat full speed and knocked it into the air,” Davis told KSBW .

Shark attacks on boats are not unheard of, but don’t happen very often.

“He wasn’t fooling around, and I’m glad it didn’t knock me out because I wouldn’t have wanted to be in the water,” Davis said.

The attack occurred about a quarter of a mile from the shore, but there were no plans to put warnings on local beaches, nontheless, despite the scary attack.

Article length: About 80 words.
Tags: Santa Cruz Coast


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