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After Shark Kills Surfer, Central California Beach Closed

The beach is closed near Vandenberg Air Force Base after Tuesday's shark attack. U.S. Air Force photo/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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U.S. Air Force photo/Reuters /Landov

The beach is closed near Vandenberg Air Force Base after Tuesday's shark attack.

U.S. Air Force photo/Reuters /Landov

Surf Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's central coast is closed after the death of a 39-year-old man who was attacked by a shark Tuesday while surfing.

The man's death came two years and a day after a shark killed a 19-year-old man along the same stretch of the coast.

Word of Tuesday's attack has prompted the Los Angeles Times to post some shark survival tips:

— "Swim calmly toward shore."

— "Don't turn your back on the shark" (you need to know where it is).

— If the shark gets aggressive, hit its "nose, eyes or gills." That might surprise the shark enough to make it go away.

— Tell authorities, so that they can warn others.