Shark Attack Survivor Colin Cook Needs Your Help

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Last Friday, a shark attacked Tiverton, R.I. native Colin Cook while he was surfing in Oahu, Hawaii.

Cook, 25, did fight off the shark, but he lost most of his left leg and suffers hand injuries.

Cook’s friends and family have launched a GoFundMe campaign— Shark Attack SURVIVOR: Colin Cook—to help Cook cover expenses for his recovery.

“He’s an amazing guy whose primary passion in life is surfing,” says Patrick Brown, Cook’s best friend.

Brown also describes Cook as a face at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2013, Cook completed the School of Composites Technology program and landed a job designing surfboards with JC Hawaii in Oahu.

Colin Cook (left) and best friend Patrick Brown

Colin Cook (left) and best friend Patrick Brown

“He just began shaping his own board under the world’s best surf shapers,” Brown continues. “We want to get him back to doing his passion again soon.”

Brendan Prior, another one of Cook’s close friends, runs the fundraiser page. Prior describes Cook as the “toughest person,” but “the financial strain of this hardship promises to be great.”

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