Tag Archive: Pacifica State Beach


Health Officials Respond To Beach Radiation Scare

 

 

 

” An amateur video of a Geiger counter showing what appear to be high radiation levels at a Coastside beach has drawn the attention of local, state and federal public health officials. Since being posted last week, the short video has galvanized public concerns that radioactive material could be landing on the local coastline after traveling from Japan as a result of the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors.

  Government officials say they are looking into the video shot on Dec. 23 and performing their own sampling of the beaches, but they have found no indication so far that radiation levels were hazardous.

“ It’s not something that we feel is an immediate public health concern,” said Dean Peterson, county environmental health director. “We’re not even close to the point of saying that any of this is from Fukushima.””

 

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Officials reject concerns over 500 percent radiation increase on California beach

Fukushima Blamed for 500 Percent Higher Radiation Levels (Video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacifica Shark Attack Pits Kayaker Against Great White

 

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” A California kayaker survived a great white shark attack off Pacifica State Beach near Linda Mar, south of San Francisco, Tuesday as experts wonder if the U.S. will see another spike in shark-human encounters over the summer.

KPIX-TV reported that the attack happened in an area popular with surfers and swimmers just before 5 p.m. The Pacifica Police Department told the television station that Micah Flanaburg was fishing with his father-in-law, Ross Webber, on his kayak off the beach when the shark attacked him.

“As I’m looking back, trying to figure out what the hell is going on, he came up straight underneath me…and the whole kayak was probably lifted out of the water,” Flanaburg said to KPIX. “And as it grabbed a hold of me, it started shaking the boat front to back. And it wouldn’t let go.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stolen Yacht Washes Ashore, Three Suspects Arrested [Video]

 

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” A stolen yacht washed ashore in California on Monday leading to the arrest of three individuals on board, according to authorities.

Two males and one female, suspected of stealing the yacht, were stuck inside when it became trapped in shallow waters near Pacifica State Beach in Sausalito. Initially refusing rescue, the alleged thieves were eventually brought ashore and taken into police custody.

According to The Associated Press, the 82-foot vessel known as Darling was taken from Sausalito Yacht Harbor at approximately 1:30 am on Monday.”