Saturday, April 25, 2009


SURFER GOUGES EYE OUT OF LARGE WHITE SHARK
Mason Klink, 13, was surfing off the coast of San Onofre Saturday when a great white shark attacked him. As he was paddling, Klink said he felt something grab his leg. Without thinking, he insrted his finger into the eye socket of the shark. "That's all I could think to do, and after I did that, it let go," Klink said. "And I wanted to get to shore as soon as I could. The thought crossed my mind that I might not make it back in and it was just pretty hectic." Klink credits his experience as a surfer and shark television shows with helping him keep his presence of mind. "I acted on instinct," he said. Klink then paddled to shore, where bystanders said they saw a puddle of blood dripping from his leg. Before heading to the hospital , Klink tied his XM surfboard leash tightly around his shin to prevent blood loss. Still hospitalized, he is expected to make a full recovery and will surf again. "I'll go back out, eventually," he said. "It probably won't be until Labor day." Klink s expected to make a full recovery.

5 comments:

Shotzy Shaffer said...

This is the real deal! Not funny at all! we all know this kid and our prayers are with his family

gullible said...

My mom wants to know where she can send a check ti help my water-bro get back in the water. He's very fortunate those GWS are maneaters. At San Onofre they swallow their victem headfirst directly into their gullet.

Anonymous said...

'Gullible', that is so right on. When the GWS consumes its victem it heds north to The Point where he schitts the remains directly in front of the wind indicator.

)o(

Anonymous said...

Labor Day? Perfect! Those Klinks are more dangerous then the sharks!

BIG DICK said...

0400 GWS infrared sighting at San Onofre point. Swimmers warning in effect until further notice.

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