BREAKING NEWS: In an initial article posted at 8:44 a.m. Friday, April 25, the San Diego Union Tribune reported the following:
A Coast Guard helicopter is being sent to assist Solana Beach officials after a fatal shark attack was reported near Fletcher Cove this morning. A man was killed in the apparent attack, officials said.
The HH-60 helicopter crew has been dispatched and is going up in support of lifeguards and other emergency crews.
“It is not an active search-and-rescue,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer Clinton Dotson. “We will help clear the area … and see if we can spot the culprit.”
The Union Tribune has since updated its report, posting an in-depth story and photo gallery around noon. Check it out HERE.
For more information, check out a detailed report and video coverage at 10News.com, and visit Transworld SURF for a personal account from eyewitness Justin Cote of Transworld SURF. Stay tuned to Transworld for updated information throughout the day.