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Great White

Shark Attack

Insane Video

7/6/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A great white shark attacked a swimmer in Manhattan Beach CA and it was all caught on video.

The 7-foot shark was struggling on the wrong end of a fishing line near the pier. Shortly before the attack, the fisherman tried in vain for 40 minutes to reel the shark in ... the shark was agitated when some long- distance swimmers unwittingly crossed its path.

As video rolled ... the great white attacked one of the swimmers. People on the pier where the video was shot initially didn't realize someone was injured but soon thereafter it became apparent and they screamed at the people in the water to swim for their lives.

The attack victim sustained moderate injuries to his torso and is in stable condition.

The fisherman eventually cut the line.

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TMZ Sports got this video shot last month of a 6-foot great white near the shoreline of Manhattan beach, as paddle boarders circled it.

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16.

BellaBoo    

Those people sound completely ****ing stupid.

56 days ago
17.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

The fisherman should have cut the line IMMEDIATELY. Netting should be banned by the shoreline and fishermen should be fined or arrested for any damage they cause to people, any large fish and the ones they don't use and kill anyway. I haven't touched fish for the past 20 years b/c of those aholes.

56 days ago
18.

Ur not worthy    

Why would u laugh at someone being attacked?...that's like laughing at a hit n run or someone being raped..then when they realized the seriousness of it they tell other ppl to get out of the water...a s s h o l e s...bet they wouldn't have found it funny if it were them or a loved one.

56 days ago
19.

MikeClovis    

IDK, you swim in the open ocean you invite the animals that live there to take a bite. Kind of like Russian Roulette. The gun may go off but it may not.

56 days ago
20.

WillowWynde    

Chumming off a pier in a populated area?! What idiot does that? Research has shown that frequent and prolonged chumming changes shark behavior around people, associating humans with food and changing behavior patterns. I’ll never cease to be amazed at people’s complete and utter stupidity. Thank goodness that was a juvenile great white and the swimmer will recover!

56 days ago
21.

Southernwild18    

I live in coastal NC. The fisherman should not have been trying for so long. However, most states like mine have strict laws regarding fishing & sharks. At only 7-8 feet long, I highly doubt this was a "great white". Makes the story sound better I guess, to say Great White instead of, oh, let's say Bull Nose shark. **sigh** sensationalism.

56 days ago
22.

kingjesster    

Scary Shiz dudes...

56 days ago
23.

Nikki    

What a bunch of retards, laughing at someone getting attacked by a shark. Do yourselves a favor and put a bullet in your stupid brains.

56 days ago
24.

You Don't Know    

"People on the pier where the video was shot initially didn't realize someone was injured but soon thereafter it became apparent and they screamed at the people in the water to swim for their lives." Really? It became apparent? Someone should have told these punks, because they NEVER seemed concerned about anyone. They made jokes the entire time. Even when they were half-a s s telling people to get out of the water, they made a joke "I'm a shark, I'm gonna bite your leg." Absolutely trash! If your voice was on this video at all, you should be ashamed.

56 days ago
25.

HumanNature    

SHARKS PREFER "WHITE" MEAT!!!!!!!


LOL

56 days ago
26.

Nestlé    

... The people in the pier were not helpful.., it seems like they gave a rat's ass about the cir***stances... Pretty shocking.

56 days ago
27.

idontactuallygiveacrap    

I didn't see an attack?

56 days ago
28.

Gia    

Punk kids How is someone getting bit by a shark funny

56 days ago
29.

jabberjaws    

Swallow you whole.

56 days ago
30.

H8Kardash    

That video is completely useless, hope you didnt pay for it TMZ

56 days ago
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