Escaping from Shark Attack
December 23, 2007 2:29pm CST
I am moved by a story that a guy saved a woman' life from shark attack. The man didn't know that woman before. It occured at Maui. He first saw the shark in the water about 20 yards away and decided to escape at first. Then he heard the screaming for help. He realized it was the woman in the swim cap he'd seen moment earlier. Although the other people in the water headed back to the shore, this man decided to save her. He swimed toward her and grasped her back to the shore. The woman was badly hurted and her blood floated all their way in the water. Both of them are very dangerous because the blood attracted shark. Finally they stumbled into the shallow and other people rushed to carry the woman to the shore and she was sent to hospital by the ambulance. Her life was finnaly saved.
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 07
Wow! The man was very brave. Large sharks can be dangerous and can smell blood from quite a distance away. Many men would have felt scared for their life when they saw a shark and then rushed back to the shore alone not bothering to help anyone. The saved the lady and I am sure that if she will be so very grateful indeed. I was in New Zealand, I had looked at a lighthouse and then walked down to the beach. Someone shouted 'shark' and all the people swimming rushed out of the sea. When I was in French Polynesia I went on a boat trip that included snorkeling with black tipped sharks. Even at this size with their incredibly sharp teeth they looked scary. They were fairly harmless unless upset by a careless snorkeler or diver. In Belize I went on a boat trip and did some snorkeling with nurse sharks. These are quite friendly and around many sting rays that were not at all frightened of them. Seeing small sharks whilst snorkeling is fine but seeing a large one like the one in Hawaii is more like the worst nightmare.