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In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, beachgoers play in the surf in Ship Bottom, N.J. Despite a surge in the population of great white sharks along the East Coast of the United States, and two documented sightings at the Jersey shore in recent weeks, most beachgoers say they're not afraid and plan to carry on with beach vacations as usual this Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, beachgoers play in the surf in Ship Bottom, N.J. Despite a surge in the population of great white sharks along the East Coast of the United States, and two documented sightings at the Jersey shore in recent weeks, most beachgoers say they're not afraid and plan to carry on with beach vacations as usual this Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

California shark bite victim feared for his life; shark numbers surging on East Coast

The Associated Press

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California’s most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

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