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Maui police honor man for fighting off shark, protecting group
« on: February 24, 2020, 09:48:43 AM »
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) ó A paddleboarder earned the Maui Police departmentís highest civilian honor for fighting off an attack by a tiger shark to protect members of a tour group he was leading.

The department awarded its Civilian Medal of Valor to Triston Kahookele-Santos Tuesday, The Maui News reported.

The 20-year-old employee of the Andaz Beach Crew, part of the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, was leading five stand-up paddle-boarders about a quarter-mile (0.40 kilometers) offshore around 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5.

The group was watching whales and following fish and a manta ray, Maui police spokeswoman Lt. Audra Sellers said.

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Re: Maui police honor man for fighting off shark, protecting group
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 07:21:42 PM »
I used to spearfish with a guy who fought off an 8' Bull that was trying to get the fish on his stringer. Not long after that, I stopped stuffing speared fish into my wetsuit  :D