California Swimmer Bitten By Great White Shark

A long-distance swimmer was attacked by a great white shark near the pier in Manhattan Beach, California, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

A fisherman on the pier had hooked the 7-foot shark Saturday and was trying to reel in the struggling fish when the victim swam by, LAFD spokesman Rick Flores said.

“It was agitated and when the swimmer got close, it bit him,” Flores told CNN.

The victim was bit in the torso, sustaining a wound Flores described as “moderate.”

California bystanders captured the aftermath of the attack on cell phone video. CNN affiliate KTLA posted the video on its website:

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