Tourist loses part of leg in Hawaii shark attack

Ruth Doherty
Tourist loses part of  leg in Hawaii shark attack
Tourist loses part of leg in Hawaii shark attack

A French man has lost part of his leg after a shark attack while surfing in Hawaii.

The attack on the surfer, called Baboo, was witnessed by a man called Mac Pigott who has shared images of the victim smiling from his hospital bed on Saturday.

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The attack occurred on Friday at Davidson's Beach on the island of Kaui.

The man was taken to hospital and doctors amputated one of his legs below the knee, according to Fox News.

The Daily Mail reports that Baboo was in positive spirits, suggesting he was going to now compete in the Paralympics.

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Pigott wrote: "'2018, you will see me win the 2018 winter Paralympics', Baboo said.

"Such a positive attitude for a man who just had his leg amputated 12 centimetres below his knee."

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He added that Baboo himself said he survived the attack by holding on tightly to his surf board with one hand and hitting the shark with the other.

The surfing instructor explained: "I was not as scared as you might think, and it did not hurt that bad immediately, I was just fighting him, pounding his head and looking into his eyes."