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Teen Paddleboarder Has Close Encounter of the Shark Kind
A teen paddleboarder had a "close encounter" of the shark kind while in the water off the coast of Santa Catalina Island over the weekend, but luckily the only victim was her board.
The 15-year-old girl was with a group of paddleboarders about 200 yards from shore about a mile from Avalon when the shark joined in, according to City News Service.
The girl was not injured.
A photo of the bitten board was published by someone who had been in the area, and Tweeted out:
Following the attack, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has been cautioning those using the waters off Catalina to be aware of the possibility of shark attacks, and have been conducting additional patrols in the area to watch for sharks. However, the LACFD has noted that a shark encounter is "an extremely rare occurrence."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.