Most AMAZING Shark Attack Survival Stories!


Most AMAZING Shark Attack Survival Stories! From insane surfers meeting great white sharks to famous musicians getting attacked…stay tuned to number 1 to find out 10 of the most amazing shark attack survival stories, you’ve ever heard!

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From insane surfers meeting great white sharks to famous musicians getting attacked…stay
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tuned to number 1 to find out 10 of the most amazing shark attack survival stories, you’ve
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ever heard!
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Number 10: James Grant.
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James Grant was spending time in New Zealand’s South Island, spearfishing with his friends,
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when he was suddenly attacked by a shark!
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He wasn’t sure what kind of shark it was, but it was probably a sevengill.
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All of a sudden, James felt something pulling his leg; his initial reaction was “Oh, it’s
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probably a friend of mine joking around.”
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Well, it was no friend.
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And it certainly wasn’t joking around.
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The problem was that James simply didn’t see the shark approaching.
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When he realized what was happening, the shark was already there, biting his leg.
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Luckily, James had a knife in his hand, and he used it immediately.
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He started stabbing the shark in the head.
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Because of the multiple stabs, or the general shock to the shark, the animal went away.
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But what’s even luckier is that James Grant is a doctor, and he immediately started stitching
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himself up when he reached the shore.
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He came for spearfishing, but he ended up shark-stabbing.
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Number 9: David and Sebastian Cozzan.
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Do you know the old saying “Lightning never strikes the same place twice?”
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Well, it depends, really, because sometimes very strange things can happen.
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In March 2014, Sebastian Cozzan, who was only 14 years old at the time, was enjoying the
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surf in Palm Beach, Florida when he was attacked by a shark.
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The shark grabbed the boy’s right foot, and it was a severe bite.
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Sebastian started hitting the shark and fighting it off, and he did manage to get away.
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However, the bite was very bad, and it required 80 stitches.
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Now, what’s really amazing is that the boy’s father, David Cozzan, was also attacked by
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a shark…the attack had taken place twenty years earlier, but it was at the exact same
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spot.
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Not only that, but the shark that went for Sebastian’s father also got his foot.
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Only, in his case, it was the left foot, not the right.
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What an amazing coincidence!
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Number 8: Todd Endris.
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On August 28, 2007, in the waters of California, Todd Endris came to surf, as he always did.
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For him, it was supposed to be just another ordinary surfing day.
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But it wasn’t.
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So, Todd Endris was on just another ordinary day of surfuing, but, before he realized what
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was happening, he was attacked by a shark.
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Todd was fighting, hitting the shark with his fist and foot, but the shark kept coming
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back.
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In all, the shark attacked him a total of three times, and cut him pretty badly.
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He lost almost half of his blood, and it seemed like his life would end right there.
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Enter…the dolphins.
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All of a sudden, a group of dolphins came close to Todd, and began forming a circle
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around him.
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It was the best defense, and the best distraction for the shark, because Todd was able to swim
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back to shore and get the attention of his friends and some lifeguards who immediately
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helped him.
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But if it wasn’t for dolphins…he most likely would have lost his life.
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As Todd has later told many times, these beautiful creatures were jumping around him, and circling
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his surf board, until he reached the beach.
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Pretty amazing, right?
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Number 7: Henri Bource.
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Henri Bource was a rock and roller, in every sense of the word.
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Not only did he play the saxophone in a rock group from the 1960s called The Thunderbirds,
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but he also survived a shark attack and has retold the tale countless times.
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The shark attack took place on November 29, 1964, when Henri was busy filming footage
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for an underwater documentary in Australia.
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It was then that a great white shark came at him, grabbing his left leg just below the
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knee.
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Henri fought as much as he could, but it wasn’t enough.
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The great white took his leg.
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What’s amazing is that all of this happened during the actual filming of the documentary,
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and Henri Bounce didn’t want to stop shooting.
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He actually ordered his crew to keep on shooting, determined to get every possible shot for
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the upcoming documentary.
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And they even managed to film Henri’s leg, floating around in the ocean, because the
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shark simply left it there right after the bite.
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Henri Bource came back to the ocean less than two months later, and he finished his documentary.
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And he also continued playing with the band.
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For him, it was all rock and roll!
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Number 6: Rodney Fox.
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In December of 1963, Rodney Fox was spearfishing in Australia, when he was bitten by a huge
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great white shark.
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The shark pulled Fox underwater, for some 30 feet.
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Needless to say, Fox fought back, trying to get away from the beast’s jaws, and he finally
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managed to do it.
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He quickly started swimming back to the surface, but the shark kept at him, biting on his boat
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as well.
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Rodney Fox suffered a terrible bite, but he somehow managed to reach the hospital.
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Upon arrival, doctors immediately did everything in their power to save him, which they did.
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His ribs were broken, his lung ripped open and his diaphragm punctured.
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Also, his whole abdomen was exposed and, as doctors later told him, he was literally minutes
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away from dying of severe blood loss.
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It took staggering 462 stitches to sew him back together.
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But…Rodney worked against his fear and got back into the water.
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He became an ocean researcher and conservationist, making shark documentaries and being a consultant
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for the majority of films on great white sharks.
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Talk about a turn of events!
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Number 5: Shannon Ainslie.
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Shark attacks happen very rarely, even though it seems like they’re in the news all the
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time.
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But sometimes, two sharks can attack at the same time.
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This is precisely what happened to Shannon Ainslie.
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In 2000, Shannon was surfing in the waters of South Africa, and it was there that two
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great white sharks, 15 feet each, attacked her.
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As we said, this is one in million type of occurrence, but that just what happened to
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the 15-year-old Shannon.
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One of the sharks grabbed Shannon and started pulling him down, and the other one went for
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his head, trying to bite it off!
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In a crazy bit of luck, though, the two sharks collided.
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One of them hit Shannon’s surf board and knocked him into the air, while the other came from
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behind while he was being pulled down into the ocean’s depths.
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But here’s the amazing thing.
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The second shark was actually a blessing in disguise, because, when it tried to bite his
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head, it hit Shannon with such a force that he managed to pull out his right hand from
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the jaws of the second shark.
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What happened later was a true miracle.
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Shannon came back to shore; his fingers on the right hand were bleeding severely, but
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he didn’t lose a limb!
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Even more amazing, he still surfs…and says that he’s not afraid of sharks.
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Number 4: Michael Coots.
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For Michael, it was just another surfing day of 1997.
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He was just eighteen years old when Michael came to the ocean with his friend, impatient
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and excited.
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But there was something in the air, he said, something like the smell of a dead fish.
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He didn’t think much about it, and decided to get into the water as soon as possible.
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But, seconds after he entered the ocean, a tiger shark grabbed his right leg, determined
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not to let go.
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Michael fought back, even managing to hit the shark on the head, and eventually the
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fish did let go.
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But it was too late for Michael’s right leg…it was completely severed from the knee down.
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It was surgical precision, Michael later told.
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He reacted quickly and managed to reach a local hospital.
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His life was saved, and after one month, he got a prosthetic leg.
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However, there was no thought of quitting the surf.
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Michael came right back, and, as he later told numerous times, the most difficult part
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was being out of the ocean…he just couldn’t wait to hit the waves once again.
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He is still surfing, and…listen to this…advocating for the rights of sharks.
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What a guy!
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Number 3: Achmat Hassiem.
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Back in 2006, Achmat and his brother were working as lifeguards in Cape Town, and, on
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a particular day, they had a special assignment.
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They were instructing people how to deal with drowning victims, and Achmat’s brother was
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lying in the water, pretending to be drowning.
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However, this soon stopped being just a regular drill.
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What Achmat’s brother didn’t notice, but Achmat did, was that a great white shark was approaching.
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Achmat kept his cool and reacted in a flash.
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He knew that sharks responded to water splashes, because of the impulses thus created.
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He immediately started splashing, in the hope of the great white moving away from his brother.
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It worked.
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However, the shark now found a new target…and it was Achmat.
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The shark grabbed his right leg, but he kept fighting, and turned loose.
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Unfortunately, his right leg was bitten off from the knee down.
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He was immediately rushed to hospital and his life was saved.
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But this was just the beginning of an amazing adventure.
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Achmat Hassiem started competing professionally, in Special Olympics, and he won gold in the
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2012 London Paralympic Games.
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A true survivor!
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Number 2: Nicole Moore.
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It’s absolutely amazing when people can move on with their lives after surviving a shark
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attack.
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Many of them use their experience to enhance the lives of others, and get them into the
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fighting mode.
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Nicole Moore is one of those people.
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In January 2011, Nicole was swimming in the waters near Cancun, when she felt something
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like a pull that came from the water.
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There was no dorsal fin, no silhouette…nothing.
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A few moments later, Nicole saw what had pulled her down…it was a bull shark, and it was
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coming back to get her.
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She tried fighting the beast, but it was very hard to move away, since the shark kept coming
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back at her.
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It bit her left leg and whole left arm, and her blood loss was enormous.
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The operation took eight hours, asthat’s how much time the doctors needed to pump enough
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blood back into Nicole’s body and keep her alive.
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Eventually, she recovered, but decided to use what happened to her to help others.
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Nicole Moore inspires other shark attack victims, working closely with them and sharing her
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own life story.
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Number 1: Bethany Hamilton.
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For our top pick, we’ve chosen a story of courage and determination.
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Bethany Hamilton was a very successful surfer, right from her early age.
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When she turned 13, she was already a promising star of American surfing.
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But then…things took a different turn, jeopardizing her surfing career and even her life.
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While surfing with her friend, Bethany was attacked by a tiger shark.
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The shark approached her surfboard and bit off her left arm up to the shoulder!
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Bethany was in shock, but her friend and friend’s father quickly pulled her out to shore and
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used first aid to prevent further blood loss.
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However, when Bethany reached the hospital, she had already lost around 60% of her blood…Luckily,
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she survived, but what happened later is even more amazing that her survival story.
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Bethany Hamilton refused to remain traumatized by the shark attack…and decided to continue
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surfing!
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Just one month after the attack, Bethany was back, and she is still taking part in major
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surfing competitions.
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At 13, her life changed completely, but she didn’t let that destroy her, and she kept
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fighting back.
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What can we say, but…well, done, Bethany!
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What do you think about these amazing tales of bravery?
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Let us know in the comments below and…take care!


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