26-year-old man killed in California shark attack

A 26-year-old surfer in Northern California died Saturday after being attacked by a shark, according to authorities.The incident occurred on Sand Dollar Beach in Santa Cruz County, California within 100 yards from shore.The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ben Kelly.Kelly was surfing with others when he was attacked, according to California State Parks. The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown.Following California State Parks protocol, the water 1 mile south and north of the incident location will be closed for five days. Signs warning beachgoers about the shark attack are now posted on access points and beach entrances within a 1-mile radius of the incident.Sharks are commonly seen swimming near Santa Cruz County beaches this time of year, but attacks against people are very rare.

A 26-year-old surfer in Northern California died Saturday after being attacked by a shark, according to authorities.

The incident occurred on Sand Dollar Beach in Santa Cruz County, California within 100 yards from shore.

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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ben Kelly.

Kelly was surfing with others when he was attacked, according to California State Parks.

The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown.

Following California State Parks protocol, the water 1 mile south and north of the incident location will be closed for five days. Signs warning beachgoers about the shark attack are now posted on access points and beach entrances within a 1-mile radius of the incident.

Sharks are commonly seen swimming near Santa Cruz County beaches this time of year, but attacks against people are very rare.