Sea Lion Bites Woman Swimming in San Francisco Bay

A woman swimming in the San Francisco Bay early Thursday became the latest person to be attacked by sea lion, as the spate of attacks in the area continued.

The San Francisco Fire Department said the incident happened around 7 a.m. when the woman was bit on the knee while swimming at Aquatic Park. A retired fire paramedic was also swimming in the area at the time and witnessed the attack, fire officials said.

The retired paramedic then “assisted the victim back to shore where she provided care and comfort until units arrived.” Her injury is non-life threatening, according to fire officials.

Three swimmers were attacked around the same area in the space of a week last month, which led to the temporary closure of Aquatic Park Cove to swimmers.