Naked Surfer Washes Up On San Diego Shore

Covered in shark bites

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The naked remains of a surfer were spotted 250 yards from a San Diego beach Thursday. The 42-year-old man’s body were covered in wounds consistent with a shark attack, but authorities speculate he may have died from other causes.

“The thought is the person drowned in the waters off PB and then some time after that event, was the shark attack incident,” lifeguard Lt. John Everhart told NBC San Diego.

The man was reported missing by his fiancee Wednesday evening, and was spotted by other surfers drifting far out to sea. Lifeguards say the man’s wetsuit was purposefully tied around his surf board and that he may have died of hypothermia, ocean conditions, or committed suicide.

“That someone would take their wet suit off while they’re out at sea, and then tie it around their surf board and then disappear,” Everhart said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

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