INJURED – 3 April 2012 – Alligator’s Rock surf spot, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – surfer bitten

Joshua Holley was bitten on the foot by a shark while surfing on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

Joshua Holley was bitten on the foot by a shark while surfing on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

Joshua Holley, 28, was bitten on the left foot by a shark while surfing a spot called Alligator’s Reef, close to Leftovers and Chuns reef on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. It is believed to have been a 10 foot tiger shark.

The incident happened around 12.30pm on Tuesday 3 April, 2012.

It is reported Holly was lying on his board waiting for a wave when a shark bit his foot.

Holly told TV media: “It was like this popping sensation on my foot. When I looked down I saw this huge dorsal fin and I saw the tail. And all of a sudden this shark comes around to like the front side of my board. I managed to get hold of his gills and hit it on the side of the nose and then he submerged.”

When he paddled in after the attack he was helped to shore by 2 strangers. He was treated on the beach and taken to Wahiawa General Hospital where he received 42 stitches.

It is reported he was due to be taken to Queens Medical Center to reattach two tendons.

Sources:
Hawaii News Now

PIC source:
Hawaii News Now

 

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3 Comments on “INJURED – 3 April 2012 – Alligator’s Rock surf spot, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii – surfer bitten”

  1. Bob Says:

    I hope he is recovering fast

  2. Borealis Says:

    Yeah pray bro


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