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Reported shark attack offshore from Ecola State Park prompts advisory

Oct. 12, 2016

Cannon Beach, OR -- A person surfing off the north Oregon coast near Ecola State Park was reportedly bitten by a shark October 10. State park staff will post advisory signs at Indian Beach within the park, but the park and beach will remain open.

According to http://sharkattackdata.com/, people off Oregon's coast have reported being injured by sharks three times in the past decade. While the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department isn't involved in managing recreation offshore, it does post information about wildlife encounters.

As a natural, wild place, people coming to the Oregon coast can prepare themselves to enjoy the ocean shore by visiting http://respectthebeach.org/. For people using the ocean offshore, especially surfers, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recommends consulting fellow surfers.