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Warning Graphic: Another Shark Attack Victim In Maui

Matt Meola explains.

news // Oct 24, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

On Friday, Maui was the venue of another shark attack. It’s the second this week (the last being Friday, Oct 14 on a female snorkeler) and the sixth this year. The attack took place 50 yards from shore at Ho’okipa Beach. The victim: Frederic H Jaime, who was reportedly bitten on his left arm by a five-foot reef shark, who let go and for good measure came back around for a bite out of his left leg. Matt Meola, one of Maui’s finest aerial surfers, was on shore where he got this quick video of the aftermath.  

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Click here to watch.

“I don’t know what happened I posted a video yesterday because I saw it all go down,” Matt tells Stab in an attempt to get the story straight. “He had plenty of help before I got down there, then a story got out saying I did all this stuff. I don’t want people to think I’m some sort of hero, I just happened to film and post it.” 

“I was just sitting on the beach and I saw Frederic before he went out,” Matt continues. “Then a couple minutes later we saw a huge pack of people paddling in. Then they got to shore and someone called an ambulance and I just ran down with my phone and filmed him. He got bit on the arm, then the shark came back and bite him on the leg. Scott Truden and a paramedic named Luke were the guys that tied the tourniquet and a bunch of other people helped get him to shore.”  

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