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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 8:37 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2007

Shark bite victim faces long recovery

Advertiser Staff


Shark attack victim Harvey Miller said he won't be able to walk for two to three months to recover after being bitten by a tiger shark off Bellows Thursday. He spoke to the media today at The Queen's Medical Center.

BRUCE ASATO I The Honolulu Advertiser

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Harvey Miller won't be able to walk for two to three months after a tiger shark ripped into his leg Thursday as Miller snorkeled off Bellows Beach.

But "it's better than leaving the island in a box," he said yesterday.

Miller, a 36-year-old civil lawyer from Toledo, Ohio, left his bed at The Queen's Medical Center for the first time today after undergoing surgery to repair his damaged leg.

He was groggy and barely kept his eyes open at times, and apologized for his appearance.

"I'm (usually) a bit of a jokester," Miller told reporters.

He had been looking at fish when an 8-foot tiger shark bit him in the leg around 3 p.m. Thursday.

The shark broke off the attack when Miller punched it below the dorsal fin.