The Californian is reporting that a California shark attack survivor was released from the hospital yesterday. Eric Tarantino was surfing off California’s Marina State Beach on Saturday when he was bitten by what is believed to be a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Tarantino suffered injuries to his arm and neck.
While Tarantino is expected to make a full recovery, a spokesperson for San Jose Regional Medical Center said that Tartino suffered a “potentially life-threatening injury” due to the close proximity of bite marks to the carotid artery.
The shark left bite marks on Tarantino’s surfboard that measured 19″ in width. Based on the bite marks, the shark’s estimated length was approximately 14′, according The Californian report