|Shark attack closes beaches at California air base|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. ó Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday.
The man, whose name was not released, was surfing Thursday afternoon in an area called Jacks Point when he was bitten on the knee, said Tech. Sgt. Tyrona Lawson, a base spokeswoman.
The surfer was taken to a hospital emergency room, Lawson said in an email. She didnít elaborate on the extent of his injury or his condition.
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