Officials are trying to identify the type of shark that killed a 19-year-old bodyboarder at Surf Beach off the Central California Coast. It is the 12th fatal shark attack confirmed off California waters since 1950.
I’ve swum in the ocean my entire life and never thought much about a shark attack until “Jaws.” A fatal shark attack at Solana Beach two years ago got our attention because we swim there every year in the summer. There are no sharks in Lake Tahoe, we remind our son, adding that the risk of an attack when he swims in the ocean are very, very slim. We’ve been to Australia, and many of the beaches still have “shark nets,” supposedly to protect you.