100. Shark Attack

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It was a hot, sunny day. The waves Santa Barbara were almost three feet high because a distant Pacific storm. Surfers were having fun. the fun ended. One surfer started yelling. Surfers the beach saw him swinging his arms. He under water. Then he came back up, shouting help.

“He was in big trouble,” said one on shore. She called 911. He was still and fighting. They could not see a shark, they knew the surfer was being attacked by . Again, the surfer went under. Four surfers hopped their boards and swam rapidly out to the . By the time they got to him, he alone. The shark had given up on the of the rubber wetsuit and the battle that surfer had put up.

The 24-year-old man was in pain, but he was still alive. The put him on a board and paddled back shore. “I don’t think he’s going to make ,” said someone on the beach. “Look at that .”

A helicopter arrived shortly afterward. Paramedics hopped out examined the victim. They thanked the surfers and woman for their aid, and put the man the chopper. A hospital spokesman said an hour that the surfer would survive—he was in fair . Meanwhile, because there was nothing they could do because the waves were still good, most of surfers were out on their boards.