Friday, May 10, 2013

Dead naked surfer with apparent shark attack wounds washes up near San Diego beach

A naked surfer washed up dead near a San Diego beach early Thursday with wounds consistent with a shark attack, authorities said.

The 42-year-old man, who wasn't further identified because his family hadn't been notified, appeared to have been attacked after he died under other unusual circumstances in the water — possibly suicide — said Lt. John Everhart of San Diego Lifeguard Services, who cited a preliminary medical examiner's report.

No shark sightings had been reported in the area, and officials didn't say what type of shark might have attacked the man. Everhart told reporters the body was found in shallow water about 250 yards from shore about 3:35 a.m. (6:35 a.m. ET) near Tourmaline Beach.