Shark That Attacked California Man Could Be One Of The Biggest Ever

The great white shark that attacked a California man last week might just be one of the largest in the ocean...

great white shark,carcharodon carcharias, swimming, south australia

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62-year-old Steve Bruemmer was bitten while swimming near Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove last week. Thankfully, he was rescued and is currently hospitalized in stable condition.

"I was in the ambulance, thinking I don't know if I was going to survive, but at least I could breathe," Bruemmer said in a statement to KION-TV. "Then I don't remember anything for a while."

Based on the size of the bite marks, the shark was estimated to be up to 20 feet long -- which would make it an exceptionally large creature, because most great whites range from 11-16 feet long.

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