SAN DIEGO — Lyn Jutronich was resting in the water during her morning ocean swim when something rammed her hard out of the water.
Jutronich, 50, said she knew immediately it was a shark. She gave her first interviews over the weekend from her hospital bed, where she is recovering after the shark bit her leg Friday off the Pacific coast of Del Mar, north of San Diego.
“I felt a huge, like a really hard hit, I don’t know how else to put it, like right between my legs and it was pushing me, it was hurting and it was pushing me up and out of the water,” said Jutronich to ABC news partner KGTV.
“I saw it latch onto my leg so I don’t know if I saw it bit my leg or if I saw it after it bit my leg but I did definitely seen the mouth,” she recalled.
Jutronicich was still pinned to her right leg and said it then shook her “like a dog” at one point.
Then it let her go.
A friend who swam with her saw her being thrown around in the water, then saw the shark’s fin. He helped her return to shore, where lifeguards and rescue workers treated her and then took her to a hospital.
She is being treated for stab wounds and lacerations on her right thigh.
The shark is believed to have been a juvenile great white shark, but officials are waiting for scientists to confirm this. Juvenile great white sharks often swim in the waters off the Del Mar coast.
Jutronicch told reporters she is still processing what happened.
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