OSP investigating Shark Attack Ecola State Park (Clatsop County)

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a shark attack that occurred in the Pacific Ocean near Indian Beach within Ecola State Park on Monday afternoon.

On October 10, 2016 at about 4:00 PM, (OSP) troopers and local first responders were dispatched to a shark bite victim at Indian Beach located within Ecola State Park.

On arrival OSP troopers and first responders located the victim, identified as JOSEPH TANNER, age 29, from Portland, with injuries sustained from a shark attack. Preliminary information indicates that Mr. Tanner was surfing out in the ocean when he was attacked by a shark. Mr. Tanner sustained bites to his upper thigh and lower leg. Mr. Tanner was stabilized on scene and was transported via air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Cannon Beach Fire Department, Cannon Beach Police Department and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office.

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