Swimmer in Stable Condition After Being Attacked by Shark Near Manhattan Beach Pier


Shayn Roby’s Take: It appears the Great White shark nearly ruined someone’s life forever, but thankfully, the victim only suffered minor injuries.

(H/T:  Dave Urbanski/ The Blaze)

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An agitated great white shark fighting off a fisherman bit a swimmer’s upper torso area near the Manhattan Beach Pier (map) Saturday morning, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division’s spokesman Rick Flores.

Authorities assist a man who was attacked by a shark on July 5, 2014. (Credit:  Mimi Miller) Authorities assist a man who was attacked by a shark on July 5, 2014. (Credit: Mimi Miller)

A fisherman had hooked the shark and been attempting to reel in the animal for 30 to 40 minutes when a group of long-distance swimmers swam by the scene around 9:20 a.m., Flores said.

The fisherman, who asked not to be identified, recounted the incident in an interview.

“The rules and regulations are, when a great white is hooked, as soon as you can identify it you’re supposed to cut your line,” he said. “There was the long-distance swimmers coming from Hermosa [Beach]. At the wrong place, at the wrong time, they swam right into him, unknowingly.”

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