Shark Kills Calif. Surfer 2nd deadly attack in 2 years off air base's beach By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Oct 24, 2012 12:47 AM CDT 18 comments Comments A warning sign is posted near the site of a deadly shark attack in California. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker) (Newser) – A 39-year-old California man was killed by a massive shark bite to the torso while surfing off the coast of Vandenberg Air Force Base yesterday. Fellow surfers pulled the man to shore and tried to administer CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Times reports. His surfboard had visible shark bites and experts say it looks like a great white shark attack. Almost exactly two years ago, a shark killed a 19-year-old surfer off the same beach.