Swimmer Mauled by Shark in Southern California


The Man is Loaded on an Ambulance After Being Bitten by a Shark

A 40 year-old man was bitten by a seven-foot juvenile shark, believed to be a great white at a popular beach in southern California.  The man was swimming as a part of a group training at Manhattan Beach when he was bitten in the upper torso by the shark.  He was helped to the beach and loaded on an ambulance, still conscious at the time.

Only half an hour earlier, a fisherman caught the shark and released it, after chumming in the area.  After the attack, two miles of the beach were closed while authorities coaxed the shark out to deeper water.  The beach was then reopened, and the man is believed to be in stable condition in hospital.


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