How to fight a shark: Punch it in the eye
- Hawaii surfer throws punches to escape shark (kansascity.com)
Even paradise has its perils.
On Sunday morning around 11 a.m., 25-year-old Jeff Horton was sitting on his surfboard with his legs dangling in the water off Kauai’s North Shore, when he noticed a large shape moving uncomfortably close. Although he and his friends had seen a fin moving through the ocean earlier in the day, “I didn’t think much of it,” he told the Garden Island.
The shape turned out to be a shark, and it had singled him out as lunch. Just as the predator went to clamp down on Horton’s leg, he raised it out of the water, and the animal sank its teeth into his board instead. He says he wound up on the shark’s back and held onto its fin with one hand, while he punched the 12-foot long fish with the other. “I started punching as hard as I could,” he says.
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