GEORGE KIRIYAMA
NBC Bay Area
August 18, 2010

A Bay Area kayaker lived a real life shark tale and survived to talk about it.

Adam Coca, 45, came face-to-face with a great white shark over the weekend while kayaking near Pigeon Point off the San Mateo Coast. The Pinole resident was fishing in his kayak near Bean Hollow State Beach, in an area known as the “Red Triangle,” where great white shark sightings are not uncommon when the shark chomped down onto the bottom of his 13-foot boat with its sharp teeth.

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“I guess I’m falling out and the kayak is being pushed right onto my chest right here.” Coca demonstrated for us. “So I am ultimately like this — hanging onto the kayak — and he’s up there and I guess my feet are just dangling like this in the water.”

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