Lucas McKaine, a 19 yo university student was killed today by a shark while surfing at Surf Seach. He was bitten about 100 yards offshore and his leg was severed. His friend went out to him and got him ashore but he bled to death before EMT's Vandenberg AFB Fire Department could get to him. There are three beaches at Vandenberg. Two are only open to military and their families but Surf is open to the public also. The sharl was reported to be 14-20 feet long. Some news reports said it might be a Great White. Reports have not disclosed if the victim is from a military family. All beaches on Vandenberg are closed for 72 hours.