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Kauai pro surfer Bethany Hamilton welcomes newborn son

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

There's some happy news from local pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, and her family took to social media on Tuesday to share it!

In a photo posted to her Facebook, Hamilton, alongside husband Adam Dirks and the couple's 2-year-old son Tobias, announced she had given birth to their second child.

"We are overjoyed to welcome our son Wesley Phillip Dirks into the world!" reads the post. "It's a beautiful time getting life started with the four of us."

Hamilton and her family used Instagram to announce last October that she was expected. 

The Kauai native survived a shark attack in 2003 that resulted in the loss of her left arm. Her story was picked up by Hollywood and made into a film titled, "Soul Surfer."

She became a professional surfer ten years ago and now tours the world as a motivational speaker.

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