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San Onofre Beach remains closed following weekend shark attack

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Posted at 9:12 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 13:35:31-04

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) - Authorities announced that San Onofre Beach will remain closed until Wednesday morning follwoing a shark attack that resulted in one civilian being medical air-lifted and taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Saturday.

Beach patrons are advised to heed warnings from local authorities to include Military Police, Area Guards and San Onofre Lifeguards as well as signage posted at the beach.

A shark attacked a woman near one of San Diego County’s most iconic surf spots.
 
A woman was in the water at around 6:24 p.m. off the San Onofre Beach at Camp Pendleton when a shark latched on to the back of her leg.
 
The shark attack victim, described only as a 36-year-old woman, was airlifted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.  Her condition is unknown at this time.
 
Bryan Marleaux was out surfing with his wife and son at the beach.  He was riding a wave when he noticed lifeguard trucks racing to the scene.  
 
Marleaux said he said started to swim towards his son to pull him out of the water but crews warned him to get back to shore.
 
“I start swimming over paddling to get his board and they’re like ‘No! No! No! You turn around and get back in’!” he added.