A great white shark attacked a surfer off the central California coast at the Morro Bay State Park beach before 11 a.m. local time, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.
The man was unresponsive after he was pulled from the water, “suffering from an apparent shark attack,” the department said in a statement.
At the moment, there doesn’t seem to be any witnesses to the attack, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol Director Eric Endersby told ABC News.
The bite, which a coroner will measure, appeared to be consistent with that of a great white shark, based on what responding officers saw, Endersby said.
Authorities have ordered people to stay out of the water for the next 24 hours.