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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Steven Robles, Friends Heading Right Back In The Water
Steven Robles was released last night from a local hospital after encountering a shark at Manhattan Beach, California during a training swim with his ocean swimming group including several swimmers from SCAQ.
One of his biggest injuries was to his right hand which entered the shark's mouth that he used to push the injured Great White Shark away from him.
"Everyone is going to get back into the water."
So explains SCAQ coach and former Olympic medalist Clay Evans. "We have an ocean workout at 6 am at Hermosa Beach where we do a circuit training. Steve is recovering, but SCAQ and his friends are going right back in the ocean.
The shark was not a predator. It was not a shark attack. The shark was not coming after Steven. This was a situation where the shark was not a predator. It was cornered. The fisherman hooked, dragged and pulled the shark into another body in the ocean. [The shark] was fighting for its life."
To help with Steven Robles' medical bills, a donation page has been set up here.
The back story about Robles' condition is posted here.
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