Surfer expected to survive shark attack near Seaside

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A shark attacked a surfer on the Oregon coast near Seaside Sunday afternoon, a city official confirmed.

John Rahl with the City of Seaside said there was a shark bite reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. at a place known as “The Cove.”

Rahl said bystanders had already pulled the injured man out of the water by the time Seaside Fire and a Medix crew arrived at the scene. They transported the victim to a local trauma hospital.

The surfer’s leg was injured, but he’s expected to survive.

City officials say an off-duty lifeguard applied a field tourniquet to the injured leg, which helped slow the bleeding. Officials say this quick response was instrumental in aiding the victim.

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