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The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its 22-hour search for a swimmer who was thought to be attacked by a shark off the coast of a remote California beach - but other agencies vow to continue looking.
The Coast Guard received reports that a 52-year-old man was dragged into the water around 10.40am Sunday off the coast of Wildcat Beach in Point Reyes.
The victim, who had been attending a wedding, was described as a very good swimmer. The circumstances surrounding his death are unconfirmed.
'We didn't find the individual so there's no way for us to confirm whether or not it was a shark attack,' U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Hunter Schnabel said.
However, two other swimmers told first responders that they spotted a large pool of blood in the water.
Samantha Edell told The San Francisco Standard that her son said he heard screaming.
A 52-year-old man was reportedly dragged into the water by shark off the coast of Wildcat Beach in Marin County
The victim was part of a group that was said to have attended a wedding and camped out in a remote area afterwards
Two other swimmers claimed to have seen a large pool of blood in the water after the man was pulled under
Samantha Edell was asked to call emergency services by the man's friends. Her own son came running and said he heard 'screaming'
There is a thriving great white shark population in the area where the man went missing, but the circumstances surrounding his death have yet to be confirmed
'We came out, and a group was gathered around that area where the water is, and they were looking for someone who could call emergency services because there's no cell service there,' she said.
Edell, who had been camping, placed a call using her Zoleo satellite communicator, a device that extends cell phone coverage and makes emergency calls.
She said members of the group told her that their friend had been swimming.
'They said it was a shark attack and I said "How bad is it?" and he said his friend was attacked and didn't come back out of the water,' Edell said.
After hitting the SOS button on her device, she followed the group down to the beach, where another man said he was already in