Hero Shark Guides Stranded Man to Rescue Boat

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Sharks can be heroes too. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, a man adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 15 weeks says a shark is responsible for his eventual rescue.



Toakai Teitoi flew to the Kiribati capital of Tarawa with his brother-in-law to be sworn in as a police officer. Teitoi and his relative decided to take a small motorboat back to their home island. The planned two-hour trip turned sour when the men fell asleep and found themselves adrift in the middle of the ocean upon waking.

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Sadly, Teitoi's brother-in-law died after five weeks. Teitoi continued to live on provisions and water from rainfall. One day, while napping at sea, Teitoi awoke to something bumping his boat. When the man looked down, he realized a six-foot shark was circling his craft. Teitoi also noticed a boat in the distance and started waving frantically until the passengers spotted and rescued him.

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"If that shark hadn't nudged me awake, the crew of the boat might have thought I wasn't in trouble and might have carried on sailing past me," Teitoi told the Daily Mail.

With all the trouble people are having with sharks, it's nice to see one offering a helping fin.

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bailoutsos

California surfers, one just killed and another had his leg bitten. Great whites from the description.

November 05 2012 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tater Salad

It's nice to read a story that doesn't paint sharks as villains, but pretending that this one was a good samaritan is pretty far-fetched. It was a lucky coincidence for the guy that the shark bumped the boat, nothing more.

October 19 2012 at 3:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jmwillhoite

I loved the story weather fact or fiction. Keep up the good work. I think you guys are great and many blessings to you... Pastor Mark

October 19 2012 at 3:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jmwillhoite

Weather fact or fiction I loved the story... Those that did not enjoy the story need to get a life. I love your site and please keep out the good work... Love you guys.

October 19 2012 at 2:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tescott

wasn't thsi the plot in the final episode of Gilligan's island?

October 18 2012 at 11:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sylvabugg2

Another misleading headline, "Shark guides man to rescue boat." Pure coincidence that the shark happened to bump his boat when another boat was near. The shark was testing the boat to see if it was good to eat. Sharks can taste through their skin and will brush up against or bump something to determine if it's edible.

October 18 2012 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
guyinidaho

Good thing Obama is President, because this couldn't happen under a Republican president.

September 19 2012 at 5:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
giotapn

Fake story.

September 19 2012 at 4:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Charles

That guy still keeps his "glass is half full" attitude...probably what kept him alive. Truth is that shark could have been minutes from eating him. Ever heard of a shark biting into a rubber raft resulting in men being eaten??? That's because no one is ever left alive to tell about it....

September 18 2012 at 11:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gj

Sounds to me like the shark already ate his girlfriend.. and somebody was right this sight sucks..!s

September 18 2012 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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