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Jul 07 2014

Swimmer Amazingly Survives Great White Shark Attack off Hermosa Pier

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Great White Shark

Hermosa beach is one of the most popular swimming spots in California. Earlier this week a fisherman that regularly hunts for sharks found himself and some others in trouble, after he riled up a great white shark.

After taunting the 7-foot great white shark for nearly an hour in attempts to catch it, the shark become very agitated and took it out on an unsuspecting swimmer. Don’t mess with sharks!

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40-year-old Steven Rolbes definitely found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and fell victim to the riled up shark. The shark managed to tear up Rolbes pretty bad before the experienced swimmer managed to escape.

Suffering from bites that punctured his back, ribs and right arm, Rolbes is very lucky to be alive. Being that he swims in these waters often, he was prepared with knowledge, and knew his best bet to make it was to punch the shark in the nose, which indeed gave him enough time to escape from the hungry, angry creature.

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Rolbes has consistently met in the same spot with his buddies for many Saturday mornings past to practice for an international swim meet. If Rolbes hadn’t been such a good swimmer or quick thinker, he probably would not of made it out of the situation alive.

Nobody expected anything serious was going on, until they saw the blood. The fisherman that stirred up the great white were reported to be laughing at the victim, until they realized what was happening.

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After Rolbes neared shore, two swimmers helped him get the immediate care he needed. Swimmers were immediately called to shore and two miles of beach were closed off until the shark was coaxed out of the area.

Rolbes was rushed to the UCLA Harbor Medical Center for treatment and recovery, where he remains now, in stable condition. Sharks are no joke, learn about the ones you should be should be most worried about.

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