Police said they shot at the shark after seeing it linger along the shoreline for almost a half-hour after the attack.
"I did what anyone would have done," he said. "The shark was latched onto her leg. I just jumped into the water."
Julie Dimperio Holowach of New York City became Maine's first recorded shark attack death.
Officials praised heroic fellow surfers who fought the shark and tried to save the victim.
He was pronounced dead at the scene on a beach in Santa Cruz County.
Chandler Moore is "totally" ready to go surfing again despite the shocking encounter.
A 44-year-old Scottish man went snorkeling off an island notorious for its shark attacks. His wife identified his body through his wedding ring.
The chiropractor is ready to hit the waves again — after he heals — in shark attack capital of the world.
Jordan Lindsey, 21, was snorkeling with family from California when she was attacked near Rose Island.
The child was swimming off Bald Head Island before he was bitten on his leg. North Carolina saw just three shark attacks last year.