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Second shark attack reported near Vandenberg Air Force base


  The latest happened late Friday afternoon near Surf Beach.
  
  A Lompoc man said a shark attacked his kayak and launched him several feet in the air.
  
  Ryan Howell was fishing with two friends. They were five feet away from each other when Howell’s fishing partners said a shark breached the water, launching him five to ten feet in the air.

Second shark attack reported near Vandenberg Air Force base

The latest happened late Friday afternoon near Surf Beach.

A Lompoc man said a shark attacked his kayak and launched him several feet in the air.

Ryan Howell was fishing with two friends. They were five feet away from each other when Howell’s fishing partners said a shark breached the water, launching him five to ten feet in the air.

Shark Attack Closes Three Southern California Beaches


  Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.
  
  The man, whose name was not released, was surfing Thursday afternoon in an area called Jacks Point when he was bitten on the knee, said Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson, a base spokeswoman.

Shark Attack Closes Three Southern California Beaches

Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.

The man, whose name was not released, was surfing Thursday afternoon in an area called Jacks Point when he was bitten on the knee, said Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson, a base spokeswoman.

Surfer loses arm, both hands in savage shark attack off Australian coast


  A surfer has lost one arm and both his hands in a savage shark attack near a popular Australian beach.
  
  Sean Pollard was reportedly surfing with his girlfriend at Wylie Bay, near Esperance in Western Australia, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday when the deadly predator struck.
  
  Ambulance services arrived and found he’d lost one arm at the elbow, the other at the wrist and also had severe lacerations on his legs.

Surfer loses arm, both hands in savage shark attack off Australian coast

A surfer has lost one arm and both his hands in a savage shark attack near a popular Australian beach.

Sean Pollard was reportedly surfing with his girlfriend at Wylie Bay, near Esperance in Western Australia, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday when the deadly predator struck.

Ambulance services arrived and found he’d lost one arm at the elbow, the other at the wrist and also had severe lacerations on his legs.

Great white sharks continue to prowl Mass. shores


  State shark expert Greg Skomal said he tagged the 15th great white shark of the season off the coast of Chatham on Monday. This shark was about 17 feet long, making it one of the biggest sharks he’s tagged all season.

Great white sharks continue to prowl Mass. shores

State shark expert Greg Skomal said he tagged the 15th great white shark of the season off the coast of Chatham on Monday. This shark was about 17 feet long, making it one of the biggest sharks he’s tagged all season.

Teen surfer bitten by shark to undergo surgery

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“He has a severed tendon in the big toe and the concern is infection from a shark bite into the bone,” said Mantooth’s mother, Julie Mantooth.