Surfer Survives Shark Attack By Punching Its Face

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A surfer survived a shark attack – by grabbing the fish’s fin and repeatedly punching it in the face.

Former boxer Jeff Horton, 25, was sitting on his surfboard with his legs dangling into the water when he was set upon near Kilauea in Hawaii.

He spotted a dark shape approaching and was forced to quickly pull his legs out of the water as the fish, a tiger shark, bit into his surfboard.

He was knocked off his board and on top of the animal, following which he punched it several times as hard as he could.

Mr Horton, who said he initially mistook the shark for a stingray, told Sky News: “I finally got one nice punch into the eye.

“I put some really good hits on it, for sure.”

When his knuckle jammed into the shark’s eye, it spat out his surfboard and swam away.

Mr Horton then scrambled back on to his board and paddled to the shore as the shark briefly followed.

His 7ft board, complete with teeth imprint, will now be put up on his wall.

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