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Swimmer Injured in Shark Attack Near Monterey

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A swimmer suffered "significant injuries" in a shark attack near Monterey Wednesday morning, according to police.

The victim, identified only as a man, was attacked at about 10:35 a.m. off Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove police said. The beach is located roughly 1 mile northwest of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Video shared with NBC Bay Area showed nearby surfers and swimmers come to the man's rescue. They managed to get him to shore, where he was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to the hospital.

"I was nervous, I have to admit," rescuer Amee Johns said. "I was very nervous because I was at one point off my paddleboard and I was swimming and kicking because the surfer was pulling him and I was pushing from behind."

Police said the beach at Lovers Point and Sea Palm turnout will be closed until Saturday.

Fire officials flew a drone over the area after the attack but did not spot a shark. Officials will continue to monitor the area during the closure, police said.

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