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Man bitten by great white shark in California goes home

SALINAS, Calif. – A man who was bitten by a white shark off the central coast of California near Salinas last month was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.

Steve Bruemmer, 62, was discharged from Natividad de Salinas Medical Center after spending three weeks in hospital care and rehabilitation. after he was bitten by a shark while swimming outside Pacific Grove near Monterey.

Bruemmer was applauded by hospital workers as he came out in a wheelchair, wearing a blue T-shirt printed with the words, “Shark Attack Survivor.”

In an emotional video before he was kicked out amid applause and applause from hospital workers lining the road, Bruemmer said from his hospital bed that the shark would bite him in the thighs and abdomen and then “spit on me.”

“I’m not a seal,” said Bruemmer, a retired professor at Monterey Peninsula College. “He took me for a seal. We are not his food.”

“He was looking at me, right next to me,” he said. “I thought I could bite myself again, so I pushed him with my hand and kicked him and he left.”

The shark came within a millimeter of cutting an important artery, Nicholas Rottler, the center’s trauma surgeon, told KSBW-TV a day after the June 22 attack.

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However, no significant damage was done to his bones or organs.

“It could have been a lot, a lot worse, he couldn’t get out of the water,” Rottler said.

After screaming for help, Bruemmer said he was rescued by two paddleboarders – a nurse and a police officer – who approached and a surfer who took two boards from the beach to reach him.

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