Calif. beaches closed after shark kills man

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  1. JBean

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    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Officials closed three beaches in California on Friday after a shark killed a bodyboarder, local media reported.
    The attack occurred off Surf Beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday morning.
    The 20-year-old victim died after the shark bit off his leg. A friend on a surfboard got the victim to shore but he bled to death, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told reporters.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39800366/ns/us_news-life/?GT1=43001
     
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    Shark Kills Body Boarder in Central Calif.


    Shark kills student from UC-Santa Barbara, prompting closures at 3 Central Calif beaches




    Authorities say the victim of a deadly shark attack in Central California was a body boarder whose leg was bitten off.
    Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown tells the Lompoc Record that the 20-year-old was attacked Friday morning at Surf Beach. He says a friend on a surfboard got him to shore but he bled to death.
    Brown didn't identify the man but says he's from Orange County and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=11949940
     
  4. STEADFAST

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    That is so sad! I feel terrible for that young man's family.

    I remember this summer there were warnings issued of great white sharks off La Jolla. I wonder if it was one of those.
     
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    May his soul RIP forever and may the Lord comfort his family and friends, especially those who were with him, in Jesus' Name, amen.
     
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    How horrible! This story brought a flashback to the shark scares of the 70s following the movie Jaws.
     
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    Oh, gosh! He was from Perris.

    The first thing I thought of when I heard of this was he must be a student at Santa Barabara.

    This really scares me to death. I LOVE the beach but I'm afraid of the water, LOL......One of my daughters b/f is an avid surfer. He goes any time he can! He's actually from NY but he's in love with the California surf.

    Every time I hear of a 'shark' I freak. Of course I always call my daughter and she says "he's ok, mom."

    God Bless this young man and his family as well.

    Sincerely,
    fran
    :rose:
     
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    RIP, Ransom, My condolences to his family and friends. I also hope the friend who was with him gets the strength he needs to deal with this tragedy.
     

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