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Death of shark bite victim rare, 'surreal' - Life- msnbc.com

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Lilmidg12   Apr 28th 2008, 6:45pm

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. - It was a perfect spring morning for an ocean swim.

With the sun shining in a clear blue sky, Dave Martin and his triathlon training group swam past the surfers at Tide Beach on their regular Friday course through cool glassy waters about 150 yards out.

Somewhere below, a shark — presumed to be a great white — was lurking, possibly on the hurt for a seal or sea lion. It struck around 7 a.m., charging at Martin from below and lifting him vertically out of the water, both legs in its jaws, its serrated teeth slicing deep, fatal gashes.

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