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Fisherman defends his actions as shark bite incident ignites controversy
Fisherman defends his actions as shark bite incident ignites controversy

A South Bay fisherman is defending his actions amid growing anger directed at pier anglers, following Saturday’s shark bite incident in Manhattan Beach that shocked surfers and swimmers. Officials on scene said that a group of anglers on the pier had hooked and struggled with the shark, which became increasingly agitated before biting 50-year-old distance swimmer Steven Robles. ------------ FOR THE RECORD July 15, 2:05 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misspelled the fisherman's name as Hagermann. The correct spelling is Hagemann. ------------ Jason Hagemann, one of the fishermen, says he’s inaccurately being portrayed as careless and callous because of a...

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