Officials located the victim, identified as Joseph Tanner, 29, from Portland, with injuries sustained from the attack. Preliminary information indicates Tanner was surfing out in the ocean when he was attacked by a shark.
He sustained bites to his upper thigh and lower leg. Tanner was stabilized on scene and was transported via air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries.
OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command are continuing the investigation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Cannon Beach Fire Department, Cannon Beach Police Department and the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office.