American man survives being ‘chewed and spat out’ during horrific California shark attack

A California man survived being “chewed and spit out” during a horrific attack by a great white shark that left him within millimeters of death.

A California man survived being “chewed and spit out” during a horrific attack by a great white shark that left him within millimeters of death.

Steve Brummerath, 62, was swimming at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove when he was bitten in the stomach by a white pointer, narrowly missing his main artery.

“She grabbed me and pulled me up and then dived into the water and then, of course, spit it out,” Steve Brummer told local news station KSBW.

“I was about 150 yards from the beach when bam!” a retired college professor explained from his hospital bed.

“I don’t even know what happened, but it was simple. Well. it turned out that I was severely bitten by a shark right in the thighs and stomach.

Mr. Brummer said that the sea was calm that day. There was no wind and the ocean was level

“There were no waves, it was so calm,” he said.

The survivor says he thinks the shark mistook him for a seal and let him go after realizing he wasn’t food.

“He was looking at me, right next to me,” he said.

“I thought he might bite me again, so I pushed him with my hand, kicked him, and he left.”

“Heroes. How do you get into bloody water when perhaps a shark is circling under you to save a stranger? They are amazing.”

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