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17-year-old surfer Tony Barbero speaks with a reporter following his rescue of two people from the waters off Ocean Beach, April 9, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Teenage Surfer Hailed As Hero For Saving 2 People At Ocean Beach

As crews continue to search Thursday for a 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Wednesday afternoon, a 17-year-old surfer is being hailed as a hero for saving the boy’s father and cousin.

04/10/2014

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Boogie Boarder Dies From Injuries Off Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk of Mountain View.

01/26/2014

A shark left bite marks on Jay Scrivner's surfboard during an attack near Humboldt Bay on October 6, 2013. (CBS)

Surfer Survives Shark Attack Near Humboldt Bay

Jay Scrivner was waiting for waves off the Northern California coast near his hometown of Eureka on Sunday morning after surfing for about two hours when a great white he estimated at about 8-to-9 feet long bit his thigh and board.

10/07/2013

A Great White Shark (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

NorCal Surfer Survived Shark Attack By Punching Its Head

A 25-year-old California surfer who survived a shark attack said he punched the shark in the head until it finally released him.

10/31/2012

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Surfer Expected To Survive Shark Attack Off Humboldt Coast

A man who was bitten by a shark off of the Humboldt Coast Tuesday will likely survive the encounter despite foot-long gashes to his ribs and torso, according to the Eureka Times-Standard.

10/30/2012

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Shark Attack Kills Southern California Surfer

A man was killed Tuesday during an apparent shark attack off the coast near Vandenberg Air Force Base, sheriff’s deputies said.

10/23/2012

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Pro Surfer At San Francisco Event Withdraws After Seeing Large Shark

A professional surfer competing in a contest at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach left the water in the middle of a heat after saying he saw a large shark.

11/01/2011

This photo shows 27-year-old Eric Tarantino's surfboard after he was attacked by a shark near Marina State Beach in Monterey.

Shark Attack Victim Recovering; ‘Sharktober’ Attack Shouldn’t Surprise

While a Monterey man continues to nurse serious injuries from an apparent shark attack on Saturday, at least one shark expert said it should come as no surprise.

10/30/2011

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Coast Guard Searches For Surfer Reported Missing Off Ocean Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a rescue craft off the coast of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Friday evening after someone on the beach reported that they lost sight of a surfer.

CBS San Francisco–04/01/2011

The south end of the Golden Gate Bridge with Fort Point in the foreground (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CHP Recommends Charges Against Golden Gate Bridge Jumper

The surfer that rescued a Windsor High School student who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday morning said the teen began swimming away after the death-defying fall.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/11/2011

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