Ocean Beach

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Search Over for Calif. Boys Swept Out to Sea

2 teens went missing Saturday afternoon in Ocean Beach

(Newser) - Four 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old walked into the surf with their arms linked in Ocean Beach, Calif., on Saturday, but only three came out of the rough waters, reports SF Gate. The Coast Guard called off the search for the two missing boys at dark, after a search that CNN... More »

Shark Kills Man; SoCal Beaches Closed

First area fatality since 1994 sparks fears of great white rampage

(Newser) - Beaches north of San Diego were closed today after a man was fatally injured by a shark, the Union-Tribune reports. While witnesses could identify “the culprit” only as a “big gray shark,” an expert contacted by the Los Angeles Times said, “This almost certainly was a... More »

7 College Students Die in North Carolina Fire

University of Southern Carolina mourns Ocean Beach loss

(Newser) - Seven college students perished in an Ocean Beach, NC, house fire this morning, six of them from the University of Southern Carolina, one from Clemson University. There were 13 college students in the house when the fire broke out. Six were hospitalized, including one who jumped from the house, which... More »

Giant Squid Storms Australia

Mysterious 26-foot sea beast is longer than a bus and weighs a quarter-ton

(Newser) - A giant squid that weighs 550 pounds and measures 26 feet from the tip of its body to the end of its fearsome tentacles washed up on an Australian beach today. The rarely spotted sea creature is the largest specimen encountered since February, when fishermen in New Zealand netted a... More »

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