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Morro Bay Shark Attacks Victim identified – Name and Photos Revealed


Morro Bay Shark Attacks Victim identified – Name and Photos Revealed: A horrible incident has been reported on the eve of Christmas which had taken the life of one person. According to the reports, a man was assassinated by a Christmas Eve shark attack in central California was visiting family and had decided to go boogie boarding, family members, and friends stated. The name of the deceased person is Tomas Butterfield (42-years-old) of Sacramento was assassinated Friday morning in Morro Bay close to Morro Bay State Beach, a mouthpiece for California State Parks asserted to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. His uncle, Grand Butterfield told the newspaper that Butterfield had gone to the area for a family gathering at the home of his mother. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Morro Bay Shark Attacks

Morro Bay Shark Attacks Victim identified

His uncle stated that Butterfield moved many times after his mother and father parted ways and take the divorce and he attended high school in Alaska. He said, “His mother would go on vacation someplace and fall in love with the place and she had ended up moving there. So there was a lot of moving around. They ended in Ketchikan, Alaska.” Tomas was not married and recently has been working for his father at a medical laboratory equipment repair firm which is in Sacramento. He was very much fond of fishing, golfing, and boogie boarding.”

He further added that “Tomas was very quiet and had kind of an ironic sense of humor.”

Prior to his identification, the police officer stated that a shark that assassinated a man off the coast of central California on the eve of Christmas was likely a great white. On the morning of Christmas Eve, a great white shark allegedly attacked and assassinated  Butterfield while he was boogie boarding in an area known as the pit, which is north of Morro Rock.

Morro Bay Shark Attacks Victim Name and Photos

Rebecca Frimmer who was surfing nearby discovered the body of Butterfield which was attached to his Boogie Board in the water. Frimmer was thinking that she could perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on top of her board, but once she watched the extent of the injuries of Butterfield, it was clear that it was way too late. He had already passed away. Eric Endersby, Morro Bay Harbor Director said that The Shark was likely a great white.

Grant Butterfield, the uncle of Tomas Butterfield wrote in a Facebook post that “Tomas will be sorely missed by everyone. Special condolences to my brother Scott, his father, and mother Maria and Benjamin, the brother of Tomas.”

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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