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Autopsy: San Diego Surfer Drowned Before Bitten By Shark

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An autopsy has concluded that a San Diego surfer whose body was found in the water had drowned before being bitten by sharks.

Brandon Beaver's body was found floating offshore early Thursday. A day before, he went missing during a surfing outing off Pacific Beach.

The 42-year-old man's surfboard was found with his wetsuit tied around it.


The county Medical Examiner's office has concluded that Beaver drowned, and that the shark bites came in a "post-mortem" attack.