Hawaii surfer escapes shark attack by punching it in eye

Published: 25 October, 2013 04:52 IST | ANI |

A Hawaii surfer reportedly survived a tiger shark attack, by grabbing the fish's fin and repeatedly punching it in the face

Former boxer Jeff Horton, was sitting on his surfboard with his legs dangling into the water when he spotted a dark shape approaching, near Kilauea in Hawaii, Sky News reported.

The 25-year-old pulled his left leg out of the water but the shark got a mouth full of surfboard.

He was knocked off his board and rolled onto the shark following which he grabbed a fin and punched it several times.

Horton told the publication that he finally got one nice punch into the eye, and when his knuckle jammed into the shark’s eye, it spat out his surfboard and swam away. 

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