One-Armed Surfer Slices Arm

Hamilton cuts bicep in surf accident


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Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack, sliced her right bicep in a surf accident on June 22 in Mentawai, Indonesia. Hamilton’s surf fin cut her arm and required ten stitches. As of Saturday, Hamilton was returning to the United States and had reported numbness in her arm, signaling possible nerve damage. Hamilton survived an attack from a tiger shark while surfing in Kauia on October 31, 2003, in which she lost her left arm.

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