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Shark, believed to be great white, attacks kayaker near Cambria

May 15, 2012 | 10:12 am

A shark believed to be a 12-to-14-feet great white plowed through a fisherman's kayak in the water off Cambria as two friends watched in shock.

Joey Nocchi, 30, of Paso Robles, got back on his leaking kayak -- which had a 20-inch-by-22-inch bite -- after the attack Saturday and rowed back to Moonstone Beach in Cambria, he told the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Nocchi and his friends, James Byon and Matt Kerschke, had been fishing for rockfish when the shark came from underneath his kayak and threw him five feet into the air, he said.

No one was injured, and shark warnings have been posted along Moonstone Beach.

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