Fears of shark attacks in the South Bay area have come to an all-time high within the last year after numerous locals have released footage of their personal encounters with the great white sharks that call Manhattan Beach their home. Today, July 5th, those fears have become more real than ever, after a man swimming around the Manhattan Beach pier was bitten on the right side of his body around 9:30 am.
CBS News reported that the man was on a long distance swim when the shark attacked him. A fisherman had hooked the shark and in it’s battle to get away, the approximately 10ft great white shark attacked the 40-year-old swimmer.
LoudLabs News has the incident on camera from the perspective of those standing on the pier.
*WARNING: THIS VIDEO USES A FEW WORDS THAT MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN TO HEAR
After the man was safely recovered from the water and rushed to the hospital, lifeguards lured the shark further out into open water. CBS News reported that a 2 mile stretch of beach was closed to swimmers after the attack:
Want more details about sharks in your area? Inform yourself with the Most Shark Infested Beaches in California.