Surfer Survives Oregon Shark Attack

Oregon surfer Bobby Gumm with his bitten-in-half surfboard.

Oregon surfer Bobby Gumm with his bitten-in-half surfboard.

Oregon Surfer Bobby Gumm Survives Oregon Shark Attack

An Oregon beach remained open but officials urged caution Friday, a day after a surfer survived a near-shark attack just off the shore.

Bobby Gumm, out surfing with friends about 200 feet from the beach, got the surprise of his life Thursday when he was suddenly launched into the air by an apparent great white shark, witnesses told local media.

“All the sudden I saw a 2-foot fin coming out of the water and it lifted up my friend in the air,” Ron Clifford told CNN affiliate KPTV. Clifford was in the water when the incident happened. “I was scared for my life. I’ve never seen anything like that. It was like witnessing an almost murder,” he was quoted as saying.

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