On Christmas Eve in California, a male surfer was killed in an apparent shark attack.
CALIFORNIA: Early Friday, Morro Bay police responded to a report of a male victim “unresponsive on the beach after he was pulled from the sea. “The individual, who has not been named, was pronounced dead on the spot. An investigation has been launched. Beachgoers in the specific California area are prohibited from entering the water for the next 24 hours.
Between San Jose and Los Angeles, Morro Bay is about midway. CNN quoted local harbour patrol head Eric Endersby as stating, “It’s a sad accident. “The weather and wind have wrecked the surf, so there aren’t many surfers, but the seas have been closed for safety.
“According to the Los Angeles Times, the victim of Friday’s attack is a 31-year-old bodyboarder.
According to the newspaper, he was originally assisted by a nearby female surfer who dragged him to the beach.
The death was the first in the area in 18 years due to a shark attack, which is roughly halfway between Los Angeles and Jan Jose. According to Eric Endersby, the Morro Bay port patrol director, county officials were still in the process of notifying next of kin before releasing the man’s identification on Saturday.
The attack follows a series of near-misses with sharks in the vicinity. A Great White shark bit student Nick Wapner off the coast of Montaa de Oro State Park in 2019. A guy was hit by a shark, believed to be an 8- to 10-foot juvenile, four years previously at the same beach.
The most recent tragic encounter occurred in August 2003, when a 50-year-old lady was attacked while swimming with seals, the Great White’s favored target. According to Enderby, the presence of seals should be a warning to the presence of sharks. In 2012, a shark killed a male surfer near Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Morro Bay.
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