By Minyvonne Burke
June 29, 2021
A San Francisco man said he was looking for crabs in Gray Whale Cove State Beach when he felt a sharp pain followed by a slight push. When he looked down, he was staring in the face of a great white shark that had just bitten him.
“At that point, I was like, ‘OK, I got hit,'” Nemanja Spasojevic told NBC’s “TODAY” show. “I started kicking frantically toward the rocks.”
Spasojevic, 38, said he’s an avid surfer and snorkeler and had been to the beach in San Mateo County on numerous occasions. He said he was aware that sharks were known to be in the area, but it was rare for them to attack people.