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Shark Attack Survivor Faces His Fears

L.A.’s only shark attack survivor gets back in the water. ATVN's Julia Bakerink reports.

You would think a shark bite would get you out of the water, but L.A.’s only shark attack survivor went back to face his fears.

Just three months after Steve Robles was attacked in Manhattan Beach by a 7-foot great white shark, he swam back alone to the location where he was bit. It was a long 2-mile swim, but Robles said he needed to do it.

“I think it’s important that I do this whole swim. I think it’s part of my healing and recovering,” said Robles.

Robles continues to swim in Manhattan Beach every Saturday morning to train for upcoming long-distance swim competitions.


On behalf of we congratulate Mr. Robles.

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