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Sea Lion Snatches San Diego Man

KCBA News
April 6, 2015 6:32 am

SAN DIEGO — A man posing for a picture Sunday while holding his “trophy fish” was attacked by a sea lion which hauled him over the side of a boat into the water, San Diego Fire-Rescue official said.

The 62-year-old victim, who was not identified, was holding a fish posing for a picture near the Hyatt Mission Bay Marina at 2:40 p.m. being taken by a friend when the marine mammal attacked.

“The man was bitten by a sea lion and pulled into the water,” San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson said.

A 300-pound sea lion grabbed the fish and pulled the man over the side into the water and dragged him 20 feet through the water.

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