Shark Attack in Lompoc
Francisco Javier Solorio, Jr., 39, was killed Tuesday morning by what was believed to be a great white shark while surfing at Surf Beach in Lompoc around 11 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Office said the Orcutt man was killed after a severe bite wound to the upper torso area.
Access to the beach has been closed until Vandenberg and Santa Barbara County officials wrap up their investigation into the death.
This is not the first attack at Surf Beach. A couple years ago, a 19-year-old college student died after an attack at the same beach.