Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

UPDATED : Shark Attacks Swimmer Near Manhattan Beach Pier
Culver City Patch ^ | 7/5/2014 | Penny Arevalo

Posted on 07/05/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by wonkowasright

A 7-foot-long shark attacked a swimmer Saturday at Manhattan Beach, causing serious injury and prompting authorities to use helicopters and boats to evacuate throngs of people taking to the water on a busy 4th of July holiday weekend.

The incident happened about 9:30 Saturday morning, said photographer Eric Hartman, who saw the victim carried from a lifeguard vehicle on a backboard into an ambulance near the first lifeguard station south of the Manhattan Pier.

(Excerpt) Read more at culvercity.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: sharks; whitesharks
At the link the details emerge that also fishing from this beach was a guy who catches sharks. So you had a guy fishing for sharks in the water at the swimming beach. He hooked on. It got honked off and chomped some poor swimmer.

Oy

1 posted on 07/05/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by wonkowasright
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

They’ll be able to ID the shark from the graffiti spraypainted on it.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

They’ll be able to ID the shark from the graffiti spraypainted on it.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

how in the world did that double post


4 posted on 07/05/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

5 posted on 07/05/2014 8:45:43 PM PDT by mylife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mylife

The important thing is: they delivered the bomb.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 8:47:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

Mackie’s back in town.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 8:48:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!


8 posted on 07/05/2014 8:48:32 PM PDT by mylife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mylife

There were lasers on its head!


9 posted on 07/05/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

California’s idiot legislature passed a shark protection act

Result: more sharks, meaner sharks

Libs celebrate


10 posted on 07/05/2014 8:50:31 PM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark; derllak; Darksheare

Sharky.... You were supposed to bite a few of the illegals, not a poor American swimmer...

My brother just went by the beach and said there are a lot of people, but no one in the water.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 8:50:36 PM PDT by Borax Queen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

It was worth posting twice. LOL!


12 posted on 07/05/2014 8:53:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Oh Noz!!!

13 posted on 07/05/2014 8:54:00 PM PDT by mylife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

14 posted on 07/05/2014 8:59:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

I’d be interested to know the species of the shark. Blue sharks grow to about that size, and they’ve been known to attack humans, but such attacks are rare.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Borax Queen; Lakeshark; derllak

Guy was probably listening to rap.
That’d do it.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

When I go to the zoo, I make sure there is a fence between me and the animals. When I go to the ocean, I make sure there is a boat between me and the animals.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Darksheare

HA!


18 posted on 07/05/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT by Borax Queen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Fiji Hill

Other reports said it was a great white.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 9:35:15 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright
prompting authorities to use helicopters and boats to evacuate throngs of people taking to the water

Well don't that just take the cake. We're evacuating people with choppers because of a shark. Every beach I've ever visited, yelling "SHARK!" would suffice to send everyone screaming out of the water.

Are these New Yorkers extraordinarily thickheaded, or do they just not understand English?

20 posted on 07/05/2014 9:35:30 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarMema

Juvenile if it was.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 9:36:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

I’m pretty sure this is in California, not NY.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 9:40:09 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Oh, so they don’t speak English, then. Nevermind.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 9:43:28 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

Sharks should be killed on sight. Think of how much more seafood would be available. While we’re at it, shoot the seals that swim up the Columbian River to the Bonneville dam to eat endangered salmon.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 9:44:45 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

Way back when I used to fly helicopters, occasionally along the beach, I was amazed at the number of sharks you could see in fairly close to the beach.

At least in Florida.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 9:45:07 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance
California alright

Brought in by tornadoes.

26 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:48 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: BwanaNdege

There are sharks in the ocean, it’s not some sort of freak occurrence. Here in NC it’s not at all unusual to see hammerheads and other, smaller sharks fifty yards away from surfers when looking down from a pier. The sharks are just beyond the breakers.

A strong suggestion would be to stay well away from fishing piers when swimming or surfing. Stay well away from people surf fishing, too, and not just because of the lines and the hooks. Ocean swimming in low light and at night is more dangerous as well.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 9:50:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BwanaNdege

28 posted on 07/05/2014 10:04:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BwanaNdege
Uno mas.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 10:07:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: MarMema
They have been seeing some big Great Whites up here off of Cape Cod. It has to be these drawing them up here:

My wife and I took a aerial tour of Cape Cod last fall, and I took this picture. That is a lot of meat for a carnivore.

30 posted on 07/05/2014 10:13:35 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: rlmorel

Large prey draws large carnivores. Great Whites tend to inhabit colder water. They’re seen occasionally in the Atlantic in states below where the Gulf Stream veers off, but it’s somewhat unusual. We have plenty enough other varieties of shark, though. None quite as fearsome to contemplate. I’d hate to come face to face with any of them in their habitat. A hammerhead would be especially alarming.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 10:17:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

When I lived in Subic Bay as a kid, we used to go down to the beach at night, and they had a water ski raft about 50 yards off the beach.

I remember the water it was anchored in being about 15-20 feet deep.

We used to swim out to that thing and swim all around it, horse playing, throwing each other off, racing to see who could swim to the bottom and back the fastest.

Never even gave a thought to sharks. Not once.

Before anyone misinterprets that...it wasn’t bravado or anything like that. We were just too stupid to even think of it, so caught up were we in the fun of it.

Me and a select few friends spent all of our time in the water. We would bring our snorkeling gear to school, and when done, bolt on the busses down to the beach. On weekends, our families often went, and when they didn’t, we did.

We spent so much time in the ocean that we felt completely comfortable in it.

I shouldn’t admit it, but it is true: when I saw “Jaws”, it changed a lot for me. I thought back to all those hours I spent at night with friends swimming in those tropical waters, and it made me shudder.

I didn’t shudder because of the danger, because I can’t really gauge just how dangerous that is or was, but...I shudder more at the mere obliviousness of my twelve year-old self in retrospect.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 10:25:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

Hammerheads are just damned creepy looking. Freaks of nature.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 10:26:48 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

And those hammerheads can get damn big. What is the record for one of those, 18 feet or something?

Ugh.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 10:29:09 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

Bummer. I love going to Manhattan Beach. Planning to be there in August. Gotta get rid of those sharks by then.


35 posted on 07/05/2014 10:30:40 PM PDT by PapaNew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

He came like everyone else to NY State... For a free meal.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 10:36:28 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rlmorel

There are old family friends who live not far from Beaufort, NC, they’ve been in and around the ocean for generation after generation, have a Grady-White fishing boat that they take out to the Gulf Stream. They always told us we wouldn’t be in there if we knew what was swimming around our feet.

I still went. Only had two scares in going on almost five decades. Once as a child on Oak Island, NC. We arrived a week after a hurricane had blown through, new sandbars off the beach. People were finding tremendous conch shells out on those sandbars, about a hundred yards out. My dad and I started out there, paddling along on one of those renting inflatable rafts. About halfway, we heard people yelling and lifeguard’s whistles. At almost the same time, three large dark forms swam just below us. Scary feeling. Didn’t know whether to freeze or swim like mad. If I could have jumped up and walked on water I would have, lol. Turned out to be stingrays, trapped between the beach and the sandbars.

Other time, a dolphin leapt out of the water and smacked down not ten feet away from me, this was more recent. I was on Hatteras Island, NC. If you see smaller fish start jumping out of the water all around you, be very careful. Might not be a shark, could be blues or a barracuda, but they can still hurt you.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 10:36:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: MarMema
well, maybe a little Great White, we'll need a Boston Whaler.

38 posted on 07/05/2014 10:44:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: rlmorel

I don’t know about length but to my knowledge the biggest one ever caught was at Cape Lookout, NC in 1987. Over 3,100 lbs.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 10:56:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Regulator
California’s idiot legislature passed a shark protection act Result: more sharks, meaner sharks Libs celebrate

I grew up in Hermosa Beach in the 70's and have swam and surfed in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach waters countless times. No one ever saw or cared about sharks back then. Now they are sighted all the time, and as of today, attack people. It's well past time to cull their numbers, but instead, as you point out, the Leftists running CA pass laws protecting the objects of their eco-fetish insanity.

40 posted on 07/05/2014 10:58:14 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

Are YOU thickheaded? The shark attack was in CALIFORNIA. Try reading. Or don’t YOU understand English?


41 posted on 07/05/2014 11:20:26 PM PDT by EinNYC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: EinNYC
Are YOU thickheaded? The shark attack was in CALIFORNIA. Try reading. Or don’t YOU understand English?

Spoken like a true New Yorker, lol.

42 posted on 07/06/2014 12:03:13 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

“At the link the details emerge that also fishing from this beach was a guy who catches sharks. So you had a guy fishing for sharks in the water at the swimming beach. He hooked on. It got honked off and chomped some poor swimmer.”

Heard yesterday that the fishermen were chumming the waters to draw in sharks.


43 posted on 07/06/2014 4:38:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rlmorel

I did the same in the harbor off San Kaien in Yokohama.


44 posted on 07/06/2014 5:40:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

California.....great weather......great wine......Great Whites.


45 posted on 07/06/2014 6:38:38 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wonkowasright

Great White is a bigoted name. Let’s rename them. How about “Redskins”?


46 posted on 07/06/2014 6:40:14 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

“There were lasers on its head!”

“Frikin lasers!”


47 posted on 07/06/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson