Shark attack kills beloved Santa Cruz surfer-shaper

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Ben Kelly, a Santa Cruz surfer and shaper, lost his life after being attacked by a shark 100 yards off Manresa State Beach.

The 26-year-old was enjoying a Saturday afternoon surf session five miles west of Watsonville when he was mauled by an unknown shark species.

Kelly was brought back to the beach but passed away later of his injuries.

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