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Shark attacks swimmer off California beach

Saturday, July 05, 2014 - 00:50

A swimmer is bitten in the torso by a great white shark off California's Manhattan Beach. Linda So reports.

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A swimmer was bitten by a great white shark in the waters near the pier in California's Manhattan Beach Saturday. Lifeguards say a fisherman had hooked the 7-foot shark and was trying to reel it in. A group of long distance swimmers swam by and the shark attacked the victim. SOUNDBITE: WITNESS ERIC MARTIN, SAYING: "We were yelling at the swimmers that there was a shark and it was hooked on the line and everything. And the shark jumped in front of the swimmers and we started hearing some yelling and stuff." The shark bit the victim in the torso, a man in his early 40's. He was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. SOUNDBITE: WITNESS DOMINIC BURROWS, SAYING: "The shark had bit him right on the side, there were three to four lacerations on his side about four to five inches long, quarter inch to a half inch deep, with five to six puncture wounds on his top side." After the attack, crews searched for the shark. People were allowed back in the water 4 hours later.

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Shark attacks swimmer off California beach

Saturday, July 05, 2014 - 00:50