Mother says it’s a miracle her son survived shark attack
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered a large shark bite while lobster fishing in California says it’s a miracle her son survived.
Ellie Hayes said Monday in San Diego that her son is a warrior and that she didn’t know he was such a good swimmer. She says he had the wits to seek help from a kayaker instead of trying to swim ashore after the shark tore into his left side Saturday off the coast of Encinitas.
The mother says Keane Webre-Hayes is talking and alert and that he ate a cup of noodles and a doughnut. He is eager to play baseball and get back into the ocean.
Doctors say Webre-Hayes remains in serious condition but is expected to fully recover.