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Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County reopens after deadly shark attack

Officials released a photo showing a shark's teeth marks on a victim's surf board. A surfer was pronounced dead on the beach after being attacked by a shark in the water of the coast of Lompoc Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)
October 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County is open following a deadly shark attack Tuesday.

Authorities said the 72-hour closure expired Friday, three days after a surfer was bitten on the upper torso and killed by a great white shark said to be at least 15 feet in length.

Officials say the waters at Surf Beach are safe for the public.

No shark sightings have been reported but some beachgoers are not convinced.

This is the third shark attack on Surf Beach, and the second fatal shark attack in the past two years.


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