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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.
The man, whose name was not released, was surfing Thursday afternoon in an area called Jacks Point when he was bitten on the knee, said Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson, a base spokeswoman.
The surfer was taken to a hospital emergency room, Lawson said in an email. She didn’t elaborate on the extent of his injury or his condition.
Lawson said the surfer is a civilian employee who works at Vandenberg.
According to witnesses, he was surfing about a mile north of Wall Beach at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when the attack occurred. Witnesses described the shark as 10 to 12 feet long.
Vandenberg officials have closed the beach, along with nearby Surf and Minuteman beaches, until…
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