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Rhode Island shark attack victim aims to resume surfing soon

(Image: Colin Cook) (Image: Colin Cook)

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man who lost much of his left leg in a shark attack while surfing off Hawaii five months ago has returned to the water and hopes to resume surfing soon.

Colin Cook tells WJAR-TV he started using a new prosthetic leg three weeks ago and it's like "re-learning to walk."

The Tiverton native says with the help of friends he has been paddling around on a board on his stomach, but hopes to get a surfing prosthetic soon so he can "jump right back into it."

He's inspired by other amputees who surf.

Cook moved to Oahu about four years ago and was attacked by the 13-foot tiger shark off the island's North Shore on Oct. 10. He said he hopes to eventually move back to Hawaii.

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