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Great white shark attack victim speaks out

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The victim of a shark attack off the coast of California is out of the hospital and is expected to recover.

A seven-foot juvenile great white shark, common in the waters off Manhattan Beach, bit Steven Robles, of Lomita, on Saturday in the torso.

The shark was hooked on a fisherman’s line when it targeted Robles, an avid swimmer who performs a weekly long distance swim off Manhattan Beach.

"I really thought I was seeing my last moments of life," said Robles.

The attack was caught on camera. The shark remained in the area for the next 20 minutes before disappearing.

The scars from what happened are still fresh on Robles' mind and his body.

"I used this hand to grab the nose of the shark to pry his mouth off my chest,” said Robles.

Instinct kicked in and he made the decision to fight for his life. A fisherman who hooked the shark used poor judgement, according to Robles.

"Knowing there were all of these swimmers, surfers, kids out in the water ... He should've cut that line immediately."
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