By: Marcus Sanders
May 1, 2008
San Francisco surfer Adrian Ruiz, 25, was attacked and killed by a shark while surfing at Troncones in Mainland Mexico on Monday afternoon. According to local paper Despertar de la Costa, the shark bit him on the right thigh, left a 15-inch wound, and he died from blood loss. He was about 300 yards offshore when attacked, and the situation was aggravated by a lack of emergency services at the beach. The estimate is that the tiger might have been up to 660 pounds. Ruiz, who worked as a bartender in San Francisco and took frequent surf trips, had just arrived in Troncones for a surf holiday.