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California surfer survives shark attack

A California surfer identified in local papers as Kevin Swanson survived being bitten and pulled underwater by a juvenile great white shark on Sunday. Witnesses said the man was on his surfboard when the eight- to 10-foot shark came up from below and struck. Swanson managed to paddle to shore, where fellow surfers and two doctors came to his aid. He was airlifted to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The shark bit into his right hip, but Swanson's surfboard took the brunt of the attack. Watch a report on the attack below. --Harold Maass