Hawaii’s KHON2 reported that surfer Joshua Holley was released from the hospital after receiving 42 stitches in his foot. Holley was surfing on Hawaii’s North Shore when he was bitten on his left foot by what was believed to be a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier).
Holley told KHON2 that he punched the shark on the nose, and the shark swam away. Two fellow surfers helped Holley to shore, after the attack. While Holley has a surgical procedure ahead of him to re-attach two severed tendons, he said he will “definitely” be getting back in the water.