Santa Cruz shark attack

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  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016

    • Man killed in California shark attack identified as surfboard maker
      By Jackie Salo

      May 10, 2020 | 11:08am

      Ben KellyInstagram
      A Northern California man who was killed in a shark attack that closed down a beach was well known in the local surfing community as a board maker, according to reports.

      Ben Kelly, 26, was surfing with others Saturday at Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz county when he was attacked by an unknown shark species, CBS San Francisco and KSBW reported.

      Sheriff’s deputies were called at about 1:30 p.m. to the state parks beach, where he was pronounced dead from a fatal leg injury, according to KSBW.

      Friends paid tribute to Kelly on the Instagram page for his namesake surf shop, Ben Kelly Surfboards.

      “A true legend and sweetest man I knew,” wrote one user. “He showed love to everyone and was loved by many.”
  2. Lefty

    Lefty Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2020
    Way too young. Feel for his family or whoever he’s left behind.

  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    The first thing in thought about was my kids. Son 23 and daughter 20. We all surf. I send my condolences to his family and friends