Folsom Woman Fends off Shark by Punching It in the Face

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It is the last place you would think of getting hurt while vacationing in Maui, but for Don and Marik Haugan from Folsom, the unthinkable happened.

On Facebook, Don said just 25 feet away he watched as a shark attacked his wife before she gave it a “tae kwon do punch.”

According to expert Ryan Norman, with FishEye Scuba, Marik did exactly what she was supposed to.

Banging a shark in the face or in the nose would definitely confuse it.

Norman has been diving with sharks for 17 years, but he has never had to ward one off.

In fact, sharks do not even want to eat people, but if you are going to dive Norman says to stay away from the surface.

That way, sharks will not mistake you for their specialty meal, a seal or turtle.

Marik is said to be doing okay she did, however, had to get more than 100 stiches.

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