Santa Cruz Shaper Ben Kelly Killed By Shark

by The Editors on May 11, 2020

The Santa Cruz surf community is in mourning as word spread that the surfer killed by a shark Saturday, May 9, 2020  at Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz County was 26-year-old Ben Kelly, owner of Ben Kelly Surfboards, according to a story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

On Saturday, Gabe McKenna, public safety superintendent with California State Parks, said a person flagged down a lifeguard patrolling the area to report the attack. . . The water 1 mile south and 1 mile north of the attack will be closed for five days, until Thursday.

This is the first fatal shark attack in California since October 23, 2012 when a surfer at Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County was killed by a Great White shark. 

[Link: Santa Cruz Sentinel]

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