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07/29/2013 - Kiowa Gatewood - Hawaii

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:43 pm
by alb
Shark bites Hawaii surfer on the day of tropical storm Flossie arriving.

here is always a good chance one will see Hawaiian Monk Seals on White Plains Beach on Oahu. Today a surfer got a little more to see and to feel - a shark. A surfer is in the hospital Monday afternoon being treated for a shark bite after a shark bit his right leg.

Oahu is getting ready for tropical storm Flossie, and Monday was an ideal day to catch a wave.

The victim is said to be in his late teens or early 20s and is reported to be in serious condition at an area Oahu hospital.

Ocean safety officials are advising visitors to stay out of the water anywhere within a one mile area of the sighting.

White Plains Beach on Oahu, Hawaii, is a good place for those locals and tourists that want to get away from other tourists.

This beach is down the road less traveled and not easy to find, and is located about 40 minutes from Honolulu, out past Ewa on the west side on a former Naval Air Station called Barber's Point, but it is a reasonable amount away from the actual Barber's Point.

At one point in the past this was a beach only used by military families, but now it's open to all and has become quite popular with the surfers in the area as they have pretty decent breaks.

This beach is always quiet and never overcrowded.

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Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:39 pm
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Re: 07/29/2013 - Kiowa Gatewood - Hawaii

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:46 pm
by alb
August 28th, 2013

CONTACT: Ka'o Carlos, UI Director of Emerging Platforms at CBS Interactive


Kiowa Gatewood, who lost a chunk of his left leg to a 10' tiger shark, is seeking assistance with his hospital bills through an Indiegogo fundraising campaign.

On July 29th, 19-year-old Gatewood was surfing the murky waters of Ewa Beach on Oahu when he came face to face with a 10' tiger shark. He managed to punch the shark and escape to shore - only after the shark bit his left leg from knee to mid-shin. Gatewood's cousin, Ka'o Carlos, started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign at in an effort to raise $20,000 to pay for the hospital bills.

Carlos describes the shark attack on his cousin as "the 2nd biggest tragedy of his life". He explains "When Kiowa was 11, his mother Linda (my cousin and God-Mother), passed away from an overdose."

He continues "Aunty Eleanor, Kiowa's grandmother, took on full responsibility and raised Kiowa and 3 of his siblings - all on her own and on very little income. She is truly an angel - in fact, she is the person helping Kiowa recover from his shark attack right now."

Gatewood is responsible for 20% of his operation and hospital stay totaling well over $100,000. He will not be able to work until February, 2014 as he endures months of physical therapy at an additional cost.

When asked what inspired him to create the fundraising website, Carlos confessed "Kiowa is an easy person to rally behind. He has constantly been surrounded by a group of people that deeply care about him - helping him get through the tough times. I hope that others find it in their hearts to join that group and help out with a donation."

Donations can be made by clicking on the "Contribute Now" button at Hawaii residents can also make a donation at any Bank of Hawaii branch under the "Kiowa Gatewood Recovery Fund".

About is website created by Ka'o Carlos to fund the recovery of shark attack victim, Kiowa Gatewood. Contributors will receive "Attacked Shark" branded gear in exchange for donations. Under the shark logo, reads: Shark Attacks Kiowa • 7/29/2013 • Kiowa Attacks Shark Photos for an article are available at


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