Death – Obituary, A California bodyboarder killed by a great white shark: Official assessments have established that a bodyboarder was attacked by a great white shark in central California on Christmas Eve and killed within minutes.
According to The Tribune of San Luis Obispo County, Tomas Abraham Butterfield, 42, was bitten in the head, chest, and shoulder in the Morro Bay attack and died from “complications of numerous penetrating blunt force traumatic injuries,” according to a coroner’s report.
According to the Tribune, a piece of what seemed to be a shark’s tooth was discovered on his corpse, according to a report by a sheriff’s investigator released to the publication as part of a public records request.
According to the detective’s report, the shark’s size and age were unknown, but the radius of one bite mark was as huge as 16 inches (40.64 cm).
As reported by krqe.com, On December 24, Butterfield was attacked while bodyboarding just north of Morro Rock. For the holidays, the Sacramento man was visiting his mother and brother.
A surfer spotted Butterfield face down in the ocean, still attached to his bodyboard, and retrieved him from the waves. He passed away on the spot.