INDIAN BEACH, OR -- An Oregon surfer was seriously injured in the state’s first shark attack in three years. Oregon State Police say the attack occurred within Ecola State Park, north of Cannon Beach, Monday afternoon. Jeff Rose was there and says, "All the injuries were on his right leg - basically from the hip to the ankle. Fairly gruesome injuries."
The victim, 29-year-old Joseph Tanner, is a Portland trauma nurse. Rose says, "He directed his own first aid."
Tanner was stabilized at the scene and flown to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, with serious injuries.