Surf Beach Shark Attack Oct 22: Near Vandenberg Air Force Base
Update: 2:42pm PT
Update: 1:43pm PT
The victim's name has still not been released, but the Santa Maria Times reports that the 20-year-old was a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and he was boarding with his friend this morning when the attack took place.
It happened between 9am and 9:30am, and shark attacked the man by biting his leg off. His friend managed to bring him to shore, but he had lost too much blood.
In September 2008 a shark bit a surfer's board off Surf Beach.
Update: 12:49pm PT
The victim has been identified as a 20-year-old man, and officials have confirmed that he was killed by a shark attack. The victim's name has not been released and no more details are being disclosed about the nature of his injuries or what happened to the shark.
There Appears to Have Been a Deadly Shark Attack at Surf Beach Near Vandenberg Air Force Base
It is confirmed that the coroner is on the scene of what appears to be a deadly shark attack at Surf Beach in California.
The coroner has not confirmed the following information, but one source told KEYT that the victim had 'his leg bitten off and lost too much blood'.
Officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base have now closed Surf Beach, Wall Beach and Minuteman Beach.
The beaches will be closed for a 72 hour period.
We will update this post when more information becomes available.