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Friend: Waves turned red after shark attack

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Airmen 1st class Daniel Clark, left, and Staff Sgt. Keri Embry, post a sign warning surfers of a recent shark attack Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen 1st class Daniel Clark, left, and Staff Sgt. Keri Embry, post a sign warning surfers of a recent shark attack Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif.
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The friend of a teenager who was killed by a shark at a Central Coast beach says Lucas Ransom cried out for help before he was pulled under and the waves turned red with blood.

Matthew Garcia told The Associated Press on Friday that he was two feet from 19-year-old Ransom when the shark rose out of the water without warning and bit into Ransom's leg.

Garcia says his friend cried 'Help me, dude!' before he disappeared under the water in a cloud of red.

Garcia was pounded by waves as he looked for Ransom. He estimates the shark was 18 feet long.

He finally spotted his body board, which was attached to Ransom by a cord, and swam to him.

Garcia says he did CPR as he pulled him from the water but Ransom was limp.

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