Shark Attacked And Killed Swimmer

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities report a shark attacked and killed a swimmer who was training in the ocean off San Diego County with a group of local triathletes.

A statement on the Solana Beach city Web site says a man between
55 and 60 years old was swimming with others at Tide Beach around 7
a.m. when he was attacked.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was taken to the Fletcher Cove Park lifeguard station for emergency treatment but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Swimmers have been ordered out of the water for a 17-mile stretch around the attack site. The county Sheriff's Department has sent up helicopters to scan the waters for the shark.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-04-25-08 1245EDT

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