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Shark attack victim says he screamed at the top of his lungs

Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 01:43

Swimmer who was attacked by a great white shark off a California beach says God was on his side. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The swimmer who was bitten by a shark Saturday near the pier of California's Manhattan Beach is speaking out about his ordeal. Stephen Robles is back home after being treated at the hospital for wounds he suffered when a 7-foot great white shark attacked him in his torso and arm. Robles, a long distance swimmer, says he was swimming with a group of 14 others when he was attacked. "So when this attack happened, I was screaming at the top of my lungs and my first instinct was to grab my friend." The swimmers helped Robles get to shore. The California real estate agent says the fisherman who caught the shark was irresponsible. Some allege the fisherman was chumming in the water. "It was a horrible decision this fisherman made thinking he was going to go catch a shark and drew all that attention. And he had that shark on his fishing pole for 40 minutes from what I hear and by the time he cut that line loose, I was at the wrong spot at the wrong time." Robles says he survived the ordeal because God was on his side.

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Shark attack victim says he screamed at the top of his lungs

Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 01:43