29-year-old surfer attacked, bitten by shark off Oregon coast

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CANNON BEACH, Ore. – A 29-year-old surfer from Portland was attacked and bitten by a shark Monday off Ecola State Park on the Oregon coast, according to police.

KPTV in Portland reported that emergency crews responded to the park north of Cannon Beach at 4 p.m. Monday on the report of a shark bite victim.

Joseph Tanner, 29, of Portland, was found at Indian Beach with injuries to his upper thigh and lower leg that police said were sustained from a shark attack, the news station said.

Tanner, who said he was surfing in the ocean when he was attacked by a shark, was stabilized at the scene and transported via air ambulance to a Portland hospital. His injuries were described by police as serious.

In the KPTV video, a fellow surfer describes the scene and Tanner’s “gruesome” injuries.

Ecola State Park encompasses about nine miles of coastline between Cannon Beach and Seaside, two of Oregon’s most popular coastal destinations.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.