LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are reporting that at around 4:15pm, a swimmer was bitten by a shark just off the coast of Corona Del Mar.

A rescue boat reached the woman in the water and transported her to safety.

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She was conscious and awake.

According to sources and trauma personnel, the shark was a Great White.

The beach from Newport Pier to Corona Del Mar Beach has been temporarily closed, and officials will decide in the morning if they will be reopening for Memorial Day.

She suffered large bite marks to her torso and shoulder.

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The victim is between the age of 40-50 years old, and was transferred to OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana.

The woman is out of surgery and recovering. She is expected to survive.


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