Hawaii man who lost leg in shark attack hopes to surf again

HONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old surfer who recently lost most of his leg in a shark attack near Oahu says he’s determined to ride the waves again.

Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/1PaGKuP ) that doctors amputated most of Colin Cook’s left leg after he was attacked by a 10- to 12-foot tiger shark near island’s North Shore on Friday.

The day later, Cook was out of his hospital bed and taking a few steps.

The Oahu man had just opened his own fiberglass surfboard shop and won’t be able to work while he learns to walk again. His friends are trying to raise $50,000 so Cook won’t have to worry about money during his recovery.

The Rhode Island native is a regular at the popular surf spot where the shark bit him.


Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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