- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The last stretch of California shoreline that was closed after a weekend shark attack has been reopened.

City of Newport Beach spokeswoman Tara Finnigan says the section from Corona del Mar State Beach south to Crystal Cove State Beach was open again as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

That’s the area where a 52-year-old woman was bitten by a large shark while swimming on Sunday. Nearby sections that were also closed were reopened Tuesday.

Surgeons said Tuesday that Maria Korcsmaros is expected to recover from the bite, which left a large wound that extended from her shoulder down to her pelvis.

Shark Lab director Chris Lowe at California State University, Long Beach, said the large single bite suggests the shark is over 10 feet long, and most likely a great white.


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