A Vista mother of three was severely injured at San Onofre State Beach over the weekend after a shark "tore her right back leg from her glute to her knee" while she was swimming at the San Onofre State Beach.
A fundraising effort is underway to help offset medical expenses Leeanne Ericson is facing after the attack. The GoFundMe page has raised more than $9,000 so far.
The victim's mother, Christine McKnerney Leidle wrote onthat Erison nearly drowned during the attack, and that her daughter "has a long road ahead with several surgeries to go."
Leeanne was swimming at San Onofre state beach on April 29th 2017 and was attacted by a shark. It tore her right back leg from her glute to her knee. The Doctors also say that she drowned when the shark pulled her under. She's now in Scripps Memorial Hospital fighting for her life. She is a single mom with three young children who depend on her. She has a long rode ahead with several surgeries to go. I don't know how much this will cost but she's going to need all the help she can get. So I am asking for your help with anything that you can spare to help her and her family. Thank you and God Bless
Authorities closed the section of the state beach known as "Church" and could keep the area closed for up to 72 hours.
The attack on Saturday marks the 11th such attack in the area in the last seventy years according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The last time San Diego County experienced a fatal shark attack was in 2008 around Fletcher Cove.