A child was airlifted to a hospital after being bitten by a shark while kayaking in the waters off Catalina Island.
Emergency crews responded to a medical emergency around 7 a.m. at Parson's Landing.
Upon arriving there, they found the juvenile kayaker with a hand injury, where he was then airlifted to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
According to officials, the juvenile kayaker was with his father near Parson's Landing when their boat was bumped. He dipped his hand into the water and at that point was apparently bitten by a shark of unknown type and size.
An expert from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography has also been called in to help identify the size and type of the shark.
According to the Boy Scouts of America, his injuries are not life-threatening. The boy was a camp youth participant.
"Our onsite doctor and paramedic immediately provided first aid and called in additional medical personnel who transported the individual to a hospital," a statement from the youth organization said. "Our thoughts are with this young man and his family, and we will continue to support them in any way we can."
Authorities didn't release further details other than that the juvenile underwent surgery and was reported to be in stable condition, the Fire Department's news release stated.