Shark attack at Russian Gulch, Jenner, Sonoma County, California, Usa

Shark attack details: Russian Gulch, Jenner, Sonoma County, California, 08-Sep-1990
Date of attack: September 8th 1990
Location: Russian Gulch, Jenner, Sonoma County, California
Shark species: Great white shark
Name of victim: Rodney Orr
Age of victim: 49 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Free diving / spearfishing, from paddleboard & floating on the surface
Injury: Shark rammed & overturned paddleboard, knocking him into water & bit his head, lacerating his face & neck

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