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Wed October 24, 2012
After Shark Kills Surfer, Central California Beach Closed
Surf Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's central coast is closed after the death of a 39-year-old man who was attacked by a shark Tuesday while surfing.
The man's death came two years and a day after a shark killed a 19-year-old man along the same stretch of the coast.
Word of Tuesday's attack has prompted the Los Angeles Times to post some shark survival tips:
-- "Swim calmly toward shore."
-- "Don't turn your back on the shark" (you need to know where it is).
-- If the shark gets aggressive, hit its "nose, eyes or gills." That might surprise the shark enough to make it go away.
-- Tell authorities, so that they can warn others.