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Shark in Hawaii Bites Surfer Who Loses Most of His Leg

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 25-year-old shark attack survivor Colin Cook.  (family photo)

By    |   Monday, 12 Oct 2015 05:30 AM

A 25-year-old surfer lost most of his leg after being bitten in a shark attack off Oahu's North Shore.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser said relatives identified the victim as Colin Cook and confirmed doctors amputated most of his left leg. His hands also were injured when he punched the shark before it swam away on Friday, reported The Associated Press.

Cook's cousin, Chris Webster, says Cook swam to another surfer who paddled him to shore.

He told KHON-TV it's heart-breaking that doctors had to amputate above the knee, but that Cook is in good spirits.

Cook's friend John Carper helped get him out of the water. He said the Rhode Island native is a regular at the popular surf spot where the shark bit him.

The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Department said bystanders acted quickly and helped save Cook's life.


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