‘Help me, dude!’ – Those were the last words of nineteen year old Lucas Ransom before a deadly shark attacked and killed him. The incident took place last Friday.
As of writing, Three beaches on California’s Central Coast owned by Vandenberg Air Force Base were temporarily closed because of the recent deadly shark attack in the area. Scientists believe that a great white shark caused the death of Lucas Ransom, who is a Chemicall Engineering student from Riverside County.
According to his friend Matthew Garcia, the shark is approximately 18 feet long and everything happened really fast at 9AM while they were boogie surfing.
“When the shark hit him, he just said, ‘Help me, dude!’ He knew what was going on,” Garcia told the AP. “It was really fast. You just saw a red wave and this water is blue – as blue as it could ever be – and it was just red, the whole wave. Even the barrel was red.”
Garcia tried to look for Ransom despite the large waves. When he finally spotted the boogie board attached to his friend’s body, he grabbed it and even did a CPR on him.
“He was just floating in the water. I flipped him over on his back and underhooked his arms. I was pressing on his chest and doing rescue breathing in the water. He was just kind of lifeless, just dead weight.” Garcia said in a sad manner.
Deadly shark attacks rarely happened these days. The last incident happened in 2008.
Lucas Ransom will surely be remembered in a good way by his family and friends. Our sincerest condolences.