Surfer Killed in Shark Attack in Santa Cruz County, CA Yesterday

Surfer Killed in Shark Attack in Santa Cruz County, CA Yesterday
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A 26-year-old male surfer was attacked and killed by a shark while surfing in Santa Cruz County, CA yesterday, May 9th, 2020.

The coroner’s office identified the deceased as Ben Kelly, a well-known surfer within the Santa Cruz surfing community.

The attack happened on Saturday at 1:30pm at Sand Dollar Beach in Santa Cruz County.

image: Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s OfficeThey species of shark is unknown but almost certainly was a Great White Shark.

It’s being reported that 2 other surfers were in the water when the attack happened.

The last shark attack reported in California was in 2012 in Santa Barbara County.

The Great White Shark.The last shark attack reported in Santa Cruz County was also in 2012.

According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, the shark attack happened within 100-yards of the beach.

“State Parks is responding to a shark attack at Sand Dollar Beach in Santa C.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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