A shark stalked a blood soaked teenager AFTER he was rescued, it has been revealed.
The 13-year-old was bitten by the predator while 'free diving' at Beacon's Beach in Encinitias, California.
The victim was airlifted to a local hospital and his condition was stabilized, Encinitas Lifeguard Captain Larry Giles revealed.
Chad Hammel was lobster hunting with some friends when he heard cries for help.
"I heard this kid yelling 'I got bit' and we went towards him in our kayak," he revealed.
"His whole clavicle was ripped open – you could see the ball-and-socket joint, everything.
"We started heading in and the shark was behind the kayak, he didn't want to give up yet our kayak was full of blood."
Fortunately, his friends were trained as first responders and they managed to calm the teenager and stop the flow of blood.
He was later airlifted and treated at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego – he is in a 'stable' condition.
Witnesses revealed the attack happened in about 9 ft of water just 100 yards from shore with the shark bing around 11 ft long.
A Brazilian student was killed in another shark in a separate attack just two weeks ago. He was boogie boarding off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
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