Mar
06

Kite surfer survives shark attacks in the Red Sea

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A Polish kite surfer, Jan Lisewski, fought off shark attacks and overcame thirst and exhaustion in a two-day battle for survival

A Polish kite surfer, Jan Lisewski, fought off shark attacks and overcame thirst and exhaustion in a two-day battle for survival on the Red Sea, Polish media have reported.

Lisewski, 42, had completed two-thirds of a 124-mile attempt to cross the Red Sea from the Egyptian town of El Gouna to Duba in Saudi Arabia when the wind died, deflating his kite.

The Polish kite surfing champion sent an SOS signal, but it took nearly 40-hours for the Saudi Arabian coastguard to find him.

Lisewski survived with the help of energy drinks, some water, two energy bars and a knife to fight off sharks.

“I was stabbing them in the eyes, the nose and gills,” Lisewski told Polish state news agency PAP.

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