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Solana Beach Shark Attack Solana Beach Shark Attack David Martin

It was an almost unbelievable headline: “Great White Shark Attack Kills Solana Beach Swimmer”. But sadly for the family of 66-year old retired veterinarian David Martin it was true. Swimming just past the surf with a familiar group of friends, Martin was bitten by the shark that was estimated to be around fourteen-feet long several times before passing. Brushing the fear aside, Martin’s son, Jeff, took his own sons out surfing in the very spot his father was killed just several days later.

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