Preg­nant wife saves man from at­tack­ing shark

The Timaru Herald - - World -

A preg­nant woman whose hus­band was at­tacked by a large bull shark dived from a boat into the blood-filled wa­ter and pulled him to safety. Mar­got Dukes, 29, was float­ing in a small boat over a reef in the Florida Keys when she saw the shark at­tack An­drew Eddy. The cou­ple had gone out on the boat with Duke’s par­ents, her sis­ter and her sis­ter’s boyfriend. It was mid- morn­ing and other boats trans­port­ing snorkeller­s were float­ing over the reef. But the fam­ily had not seen any­one fish­ing or throw­ing bait into the wa­ter, Dukes said, ac­cord­ing to Christo­pher Aguanno, a deputy at the Mon­roe County sher­iff’s of­fice. Her fa­ther, sis­ter and sis­ter’s boyfriend went into the wa­ter to snorkel. Then her hus­band jumped into the sea. Eddy, 30, ‘‘was im­me­di­ately at­tacked by an 8 to 9 foot bull shark that was re­ported to be in the area by other boaters’’, the deputy re­ported.

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