Oregon Surfer Survives Great White Shark Attack

October 21, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM EDT

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Oregon Surfer Survives Great White Shark Attack

October 21, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM EDT

According to Portland television station KATU, an Oregon man is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a great white shark while surfing near Newport on Thursday.

According to the KATU report, the man was about 500 feet offshore when the shark attacked and took a big bite out of his surfboard.

Watch video and read the KATU story HERE.