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Central California beaches reopen after great white shark attack
Central California beaches reopen after great white shark attack

Three beaches in Santa Barbara County have been reopened after a surfer was attacked by a great white shark last week. The surfer suffered non-life threatening injuries to his knee, as well as cuts to other parts of his body, in the attack, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. Thursday a quarter-mile north of Wall Beach, officials said. The attack prompted Vandenberg Air Force Base to close Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches for 72 hours. On Friday, a group of kayakers said they also came under attack by a great white shark near Point Conception north of Santa Barbara, prompting a mayday call for help. When a fishing boat responded, one of the kayaks had been so badly damaged that it had...

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