Shark Attack Through California

Eric Steinley, a 38-year-old, was attacked by a shark at Sonoma County, California beach at nine A.M. on Sunday, October third, according to

Stanley had survived by punching the shark in the face and had grabbed it in the eye, trying to figure out what it was. “The feeling was very heavy, like swimming with a bag of bricks on you,” Steinley said in a telephone interview from his hospital bed with the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa. He is now at home with his family who is helping him.

Some other facts about shark attacks throughout California include the fact that sharks kill only four to five people annually worldwide. Last year, 10 deaths were recorded, but that was considered unusually high, with the most deadly encounters since 2013. But the odds of you being attacked on the U.S beaches aren’t very high, you are more likely to die from a bee sting or even lightning.

 Also, great white sharks can usually be 4 to 5 feet long when born and are deemed juveniles until they’re about 10 feet long, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. They can grow to as long as 21 feet.