Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. • A California surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, authorities said.
The attack was reported by another surfer about 11 a.m. off the coast of Surf Beach in Lompoc, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
The victim "had a friend who he was surfing with who saw the shark bite or hit the man," said sheriff's Sgt. Mark A. Williams. "His friend ended up swimming over and pulling him from the water where he received first aid."