Shark attack victim in Hawaii saved by fast-acting bystanders

Shark attack survivor Juliun Perkins and his lifesavers.

Juliun Perkins was enjoying a day of surfing on Hawaii’s famous North shore in Oahu September 8. The 23-year-old and a few friends paddled about half a mile out near Pounders Beach at 6:30 a.m. “The waves were pretty big that day and I’m not the most experienced surfer, so I was more just watching at the time,” Juliun told Tracking Shark in a phone interview. Perkins was being cautious as he floated in the rough, 8-foot water, watching the other 20 to 30 surfers catch waves. Around 8:30 a.m., the…

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Surfer bitten by a shark in Hawaii

2018 O'ahu hawaii shark attack bite

Updated: June 13, 2018 Mr. Denges reportedly believes he was injured by his surfboard fin. A surfer in Hawaii is recovering from an apparent shark bite he received June 9. John “Raps” Denges had borrowed a friend’s board to go surfing at Oneula Beach, O’ahu. Around 7:45 a.m. a shark was said to have injured the 48-year-old’s left calf. Denges, who may be houseless, was able to paddle back toward shore and was met by a friend. A friend saw “the blood behind him, and then he ran down to…

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