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Vicious Sea Lion Attacks Prompt San Francisco To Shut Down Popular Swimming Area

By Aimee Lutkin

On Monday, the Golden Gate National Park Service is planning to reopen the San Francisco’s Aquatic Park after shutting it down over the weekend. A second sea lion attack was reported on Friday. Though an extremely rare occurrence, it had happened two days in a row.

NBC reports that on Thursday, a 56-year-old man was charged by a sea lion in the water and bitten on the arm. A second man was bitten in the arm as well the following day. Authorities warned swimmers to keep out due to "multiple marine animal bites," according to signs in the area.