A swimmer saved a young woman who was attacked by a shark, off the coast of western Australia, by grabbing it by the tail, rescuers have said...The guy is willing to tangle with a ten-foot long shark, but doesn't want his name publicized. Wonder if he thinks he might get hit with a government lawsuit for intentionally causing distress to the native wildlife.
...The shark attacked on Saturday as Ms Frankcom led a group of tourists on a swim with dolphins from a boat sailing off Garden Island, about 50km (30 miles) from Perth.
The 3m-long shark, which has not been definitively identified but is believed to be a Great White, came up from the bottom of the water and bit her.Mr Pisani said: "As the shark bit her, it brushed aside a fairly large male who grabbed hold of the tail of the shark, which then made it let go."The girl then started to sink to the bottom and he grabbed her and brought her to the surface and got her back on board the boat."......The man, who was taking part in the swim, refused to speak to journalists when the tour boat returned to dock, other than to say: "No comment, thank you. It's cool. All I want is the girl to be OK."
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Hero of the Day
Next time someone tells you some actor or athlete or (shudder) politician is his hero, tell him about this: