- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A fisherman says he came face-to-face with a huge shark after it attacked his kayak off the Santa Barbara County coast.

Conner Lyon tells KEYT-TV (https://bit.ly/1EFdVh1 ) he was fishing with friends about 500 yards off Gaviota on Wednesday when he felt what he calls an “intense impact.”

Then he says the shark emerged from the water with the front of the plastic kayak in its mouth and began thrashing.

Lyon’s two friends saw the attack, as did the crew of a squid boat, which motored over and pulled Lyon and the chewed-up kayak aboard.

Lyon says he doesn’t know if the shark was a great white, but it was a dark gray color with big eyes and a large dorsal fin.

Witnesses estimate the shark was about 13 feet long.


Information from: KEYT-TV, https://www.keyt.com/

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