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October 23, 2012
Leah Thompson photo

Surfers who were surfing with the 38-year-old victim of a fatal shark attack exit Surf Beach in Lompoc, Calif. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The attack was reported by another surfer about 11 a.m. off the coast of Surf Beach, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Leah Thompson photo

Vandenberg Air Force Base security forces block the entrance to Surf Beach in Lompoc, Calif. off Vandenberg Air Force Base while the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department conducts its investigation of a shark attack that killed a 38-year-old California surfer, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.