SANTA BARBARA ( — A fisherman is getting ready to get back in the water even after a shark took a bite out of his kayak this week.

Connor Lyon was fishing with friends in calm waters about 25 miles west of Santa Barbara Tuesday morning when a shark, possibly a great white, tossed his kayak sideways.

“I had a clear picture of the eye, which was like, something like, that big around, something like that,” Lyon said, forming his thumbs and index fingers into a circle, “and then its big wide open mouth. And the top of it was like a real dark color, almost like a deep, deep gray, or like black.”

Lyon was safely pulled from his overturned kayak onto a squid boat.

He says he plans to get back in the water soon.


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