AP REPORTS: Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said.
The woman, swimming in a wetsuit, was spotted in distress by a lifeguard boat at Corona Del Mar State Beach about 4 p.m., city of Newport Beach spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said. The woman had large bite marks on her upper torso and shoulder and was bleeding heavily.
Finnigan said the woman was conscious and breathing when she was taken the hospital but did not know any more about her condition.
Lifeguards cleared the water from the state beach to the Newport Pier, a stretch of over two miles. It will be shut down at least until morning while authorities with help from a police helicopter look for a shark or other animal that attacked the woman.
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