Ocean Beach woman survives shark attack … in Puerto Rico.

by on September 3, 2011 · 5 comments

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Lydia Strunk in her Ocean Beach home, displaying her cast. (Photo: Charlie Neuman)

An Ocean Beach woman has survived a shark attack … while she was vacationing in Puerto Rico.  Lydia Strunk, an OBcian, was visiting the island when a shark attacked her, giving her a 10-inch wound on her right leg between her ankle and knee, severing 4 tendons and a nerve.

Here’s Nathan Max’s article from SignOnSanDiego:

A friend recently wrote a message on shark-attack survivor Lydia Strunk’s cast indicating that she is one in a million.

The odds of having an experience similar to hers, however, are actually a lot longer than that.

 Strunk, a 27-year-old University of San Diego law student, has returned to town and is back in class after spending a week hospitalized in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Strunk suffered a 10-inch wound on her right leg between the knee and ankle, and she severed a nerve and four tendons.

For the remainder of the article, please go here.

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Sunshine September 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

wow, i knew OBceans were tasty morsels yet this is ridiculous. another fine reason to stay within the 7 sq miles of OB


Goatskull September 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

Unless the sharks make there way to OB where they can have a buffet of tasty OBceans.


danny morales September 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I wish Lydia all the best and a speedy recovery. I’m sort of familia w/those waters and although they’re safe for the most part they’re still part of Neptune’s kingdom. Give that OBcean a medal!


Surfboard Shark September 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

Any word on what Lydia was doing when the bite occurred?


danny morales September 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

S.S, Read the Sign On SD article linked to above for more details-Danny


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