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100. Shark Attack
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
“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.