MORRO BAY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A surfer is dead from an apparent shark attack on Friday according to Morro Bay law enforcement.
At 10:48 a.m. on Friday law enforcement discovered the body of a surfer near State Parks Beach, north of Atascadero Road in Morro Bay. According to police, he was “unresponsive” after having been pulled from the water. Investigators say the man had been the victim of an “apparent shark attack.”
Authorities have yet to identify the victim, and officials from the San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office and State Parks are continuing to investigate.
Beaches in the Morro Bay and State Parks area have been deemed safe to stay open, although beachgoers have been ordered to stay out of the water for the next 24 hours.