Shark Attacks Kayaker in Southern California

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Shark attacks kayaker in Southern California

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — A kayaker who said a shark thrashed his boat in waters off Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Friday said he walked away unscathed and described the impact as worse than a car crash.

“I was thrown 5 to 10 feet in the water in the kayak,” Ryan Howell said. “I just remember my buddy yelling, ‘That shark is huge,’ and yelling my name over and over, but the kayak just kept getting thrashed.”

The shark encounter was the second in two days in the same area, near the Vandenberg Air Force Base, after a surfer was attacked by a shark on Thursday.

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