PORTLAND, Ore. — The state Parks and Recreation Department says Indian Beach at Ecola State Park will remain open despite a reported shark attack.
Spokesman Chris Havel said Tuesday that park employees will post advisory signs informing the public a shark was spotted.
Oregon State Police say the shark bit 29-year-old Joseph Tanner of Portland. The surfer made it back to shore Monday afternoon and was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for an injury described as serious.
A hospital spokesman said Tuesday he had no information about the patient. A fellow surfer who was at the beach Monday told KGW that Tanner works as a trauma nurse and directed his own first aid.
An online database shows it was the first shark attack off the Oregon coast since 2013.