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Maui fisherman stitched up after shark bite

Maui fisherman stitched up after shark bite Maui fisherman stitched up after shark bite

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by a tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.

The Maui News reports Michael Pollard received 38 stitches after his early Tuesday morning injury in Lahaina.

Pollard was treated at Maui Memorial Medical Center after the Scenic Point incident.

Pollard says he should have cut the line when he hooked the shark but decided to bring it in.

Then he and a friend tried to push the 8- to 10-foot shark back into the ocean.

Pollard says he was pushing the shark into the water when it started flailing and snagged his leg.

The bite left two semicircle marks on his left calf, which he wrapped with a tourniquet made from his sleeves.

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