San Diego Beaches Remain Closed After Fatal Shark Attack

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Beaches will be closed in parts Southern California throughout the weekend as searchers look for a presumed great white shark that killed a swimmer yesterday.

The shark lifted triathlete David Martin out of the water with his legs in its jaws yesterday morning. The 66-year-old later died on the beach.

Helicopters are searching for signs of the shark along the coastline from the city of San Diego to Carlsbad.

Some swimmers say word of the attack has given them pause about going into the water. One regular surfer says he's “definitely going to go back out” but thinks his “heart rate will be up” when he does.

Experts say the likelihood of finding the shark is slim. It's the first such attack in the region since 1994.

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