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.