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Shark attack stirs Manhattan Beach holiday weekend crowd
Shark attack stirs Manhattan Beach holiday weekend crowd

Lance Nelson spent Saturday morning surfing the choppy waves south of Manhattan Beach Pier, just like he has most days this summer. More umbrellas than usual dotted the shoreline, signs of the Fourth of July holiday weekend crowd. Other than that, the 13-year-old, who lives in the neighborhood, said things seemed normal. Until 9:30 a.m. He heard a shrill, top-of-your lungs scream and turned toward a man flailing in the water nearby. Then he heard other people screaming: “Get a lifeguard! Get a lifeguard!” Nelson started to paddle toward the man but then got spooked. “I saw blood spread through the water,” he said. “It was just like a movie, but...

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