Del Mar Beaches Closed After Shark Attack

Del Mar Beaches Closed After Shark Attack

(Courtesy of the City of Del Mar)

City News Service
City News Service


Updated: 6/2/2024


DEL MAR, Calif.—A 46-year-old man was attacked by a shark June 2, prompting temporary beach closures in Del Mar, authorities said.
The attack occurred around 9 a.m. Sunday about 100 yards offshore from the Beach Safety Center at 17th Street, according to the city.
“The victim was transported by ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with injuries that are significant but not believed to be life-threatening. The injuries included bites to the torso, left arm and hand,” the city reported.
Lifeguards temporarily closed beaches for swimming and surfing one mile in both directions from the incident, roughly from Sixth Street to North Beach. A water closure will remain in effect until at least 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim was in a group of about a dozen swimmers who meet regularly to train in Del Mar, city officials said.

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