A younger boy who was bitten by a shark whereas diving for lobsters off the coast of California has been given a lifetime fishing license with extra privileges.
Keane Webre-Hayes, 13, was introduced with the particular reward at an occasion for the California Wildlife Officers Basis simply two weeks after the assault.
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Webre-Hayes and a good friend have been diving in about 9 ft of water round 150 yards offshore of the San Diego suburb of Encinitas on Sept. 30 when the incident occurred.
Witnesses estimated the shark, a Nice White, was about 11 ft lengthy.
Badly bleeding, Webre-Hayes was pulled onto a kayak by a bunch of rescuers and airlifted to Rady Kids’s Hospital.
“We acquired very, very fortunate, and we all know it, and we’re very grateful,” Webre-Hayes’ mother, Ellie Hayes, mentioned.
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Regardless of the scary life-threatening expertise, Webre-Hayes mentioned he can’t wait to get again within the water.
“For them to offer me one for all times means I am going catch as many lobsters as I would like,” he advised NBC 7 San Diego.
The Related Press contributed to this report.