A lady heroically jumped in and saved a man that was being attacked by a shark..

@kiran1978 (4137)
Australia
May 19, 2008 6:51pm CST
I did not read the story myself, but my partner told me he heard on the news the other day that this lady saw a man (she did not know him) being attacked by a shark, she jumped in and swam towards the shark and poked the shark in the eyes. A couple of other people then also jumped in to save the man. Lucky for him, he is now alive, he was bitten twice by the shark on the leg. My question to you is, would you jump in to save a stranger from being attacked by a shark? I find this situation really hard, I would not know how I would react, as I think if I saw it I could not just stand there and watch. I don't think I would jump in, I would probably go near the shark in my boat (if I was in one) and hit the shark on the head with an oar. If on the other hand it was my children being attacked by a shark, I would risk my life and jump in there and do whatever I could to save them.
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8 responses
• Indonesia
24 May 08
wow, what a heroic lady. frankly, I don't know if I would ever do that, but the most probably I would scream for people's help towards this case, at least screaming to attract people's attention to save this person. well unless there was no other people except me, I might do similar things but first I would grab any tool as weapons to hit the shark. but probably I would risk my life and jump in there if it was my family member. for a stranger, I wouldn't know.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
25 May 08
Yes it would be hard to know what to do with a stranger, of course you would try and get help. But it would be a tough decision to jump in, I guess it is hard to predict unless in the situation. But that lady was indeed heroic and very brave.
• India
25 May 08
yaa its a nobel thing to help some one and helped by some one but in this case we should admire the lady for his braveary as far as iam concerned if i was at that moment then i was searching for the rescue workers to help the man because the reason is that i dont know swimming and it would be a problem for me
• India
25 May 08
as far as iam concerned i going to search the rescue workers because i dont know swimming first of all we need to admire the lady for her braveary in saving the mans life
@littleowl (7157)
24 May 08
Hi Kiran-I don't know what I'd do but as you said if it as one of my children or even my grandson I would jump in and do something!-your friend littleowl
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
25 May 08
I agree family you would do anything for, they are your world. How is your cute little grandson going?
@littleowl (7157)
26 May 08
Hi Kiran-my grandson is fine we went to my mothers on the weekend and went to primark they sell clothes cheap but my daughter was able to get quite a few good outfits and clothes for him-in your money it would be about $15 to$17 but what she came away with was very good-hugs littleowl
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
it is really hard to do help specially to stranger in a very difficult situation. how about if, you are willing to help then, you don't know how to swim, that's the big problem. we can't predict what's happening in the future but if that will happen to me and i caught somebody attacked by a shark and then i have the power to kill the shark, of course i will.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
25 May 08
That would be a problem if you don't know how to swim, then of course it would be crazy to jump in and try and save someone. You are right we can't predict the future but I was just wondering hypothetically what would you do. Sounds like you would be a hero, thanks for your repsonse.
@snakequeen (1300)
• India
21 May 08
Hi kiran! First thing, let me bow my head to that great lady who saved the life of the stranger, for her courageous and timely act. If it was in our country, she would definitely get award from Government. If i were there, i would definitely have tried my best for calling out for help and in whatever way i could. I doubt i would not have jumped,not knowing swimming. Had it been my child, definitely i would jump whetehr i know swimming or not!
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
21 May 08
Yes I agree with you she was very courageous and she does deserve a medal. I am sure the man will be forever grateful too that she was there to save his life. It seems that most people here think the same, that they would jump in to save their child but not a stranger. Of course though we would do whatever we could to help him by getting help. Thanks for sharing snakequeen, have a great day.
@gemini_rose (16194)
20 May 08
If it was my own child the risks would not come into it, I would be in there like a shot, I would not even think about anything I would just react. A stranger on the other hand may well have to take their own chances, I would not be willing to risk my life for a stranger when I have my children to think of. However, when you are in a situation like that, it often happens that instinct just takes over and before you realize what you are doing you have jumped in to try to save them!!
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
21 May 08
Great response! Sometimes instinct does come into it in situations and we just respond to situations right away. I agree with you that it is too risky to jump in there for a stranger when you have your children to think about they need their mum.
• United States
19 May 08
I like to help people but I don't know if I would go so far as to jump in the water and try to save him. I would try to get help for him by as you say going out in a boat and doing something to the shark to get the shark away from the man. I know what I would do if it was a family member but a stranger I just couldn't predict if I would jump in the water. I would try to help in some way but being in the water with a shark I doubt if I would do that.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
21 May 08
I totally agree, it is a huge risk jumping in with a shark. I would only be silly enough to jump in if it was my family.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Hello kiran1978! Honestly, if I know how to swim and if I was trained to be a shark expert, I would jump in the water to save a stranger from being attacked by a shark and poke the shark's eye. I think the lady (who saved a man from his attacker) looks like she works as a lifeguard... Happy Mylotting!
• United States
25 Jun 08
I would have jumped in to save the shark first and THEN the guy...