WARNING: Graphic images appear in the video
Body-boarder Vaughn Stover was bitten on Sunday (December 26), by what Hawaii News Now described as an 8-10′ shark. In the video above, a pair of pro surfers can be seen assisting Stover to shore after the attack. Stover’s friend, Joe Mannoia, initially helped Stover after the attack and helped him reach the surfers.
The pro surfers, identified as Kai Barger and Tanner Hendrickson paddled Stover to shore, where they used a leash as a tourniquet and elevated his injured leg until medical assistance arrived.
Stover’s injuries required over 60 staples, and he will be on crutches for a week and a half, according to The Maui News. He is expected to make a full-recovery and plans to return to the waters once he healed up.
Kudos to all of those involved in assisting Stover!