Swimmer Brutally Attacked By Shark, Will Live To Tell About It

Generally, shark attacks result in curtains for the victim. Somehow, though, a man swimming at Lover’s Point Beach in Monterey, California took a bite to the stomach, leg and arm — and survived.

In fact, Steve Bruemmer, 62, is expected to make a full recovery.

Per Metro, Bruemmer is part of a local swimming club that was crawling for kelp at the time of the incident. He supposedly lost a whopping 30 pints of blood and suffered a broken femur.

A friend stated the obvious, saying Bruemmer is lucky to be alive. And not alive, but expected to just need a hospital stay, without any missing parts at the end of it.

‘I saw that Steve’s car was still in the parking lot, so I knew he was alone, so I knew it was Steve,” friend Jill Hannley said, via Metro. “It was a very large shark. Luckily none of his blood vessels were intruded upon but his femur was broke and they were able to fix it.

‘He’s not going to lose any limbs, he’s going to survive, it’s just going to be a long recovery.”

As for the shark, there’s no word on its whereabouts. Fire crews have been searching, but so far, to no avail.

“We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to the good Samaritans that took immediate action and personal risk to assist the swimmer,” the local police department said in a prepared release. “We send our prayers and thoughts to the swimmer and their family.”

Sharks attacks are incredibly rare, with your odds of being a victim about one in 11.5 million, according to the data.

“Great white shark attacks are most common on California’s Central Coast, where the man was injured on Wednesday,” Metro wrote. ” Nearly 38% of great white shark attacks occur in the Pacific Ocean between Big Sur and Marina County, according to the TV station.”

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