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Paddle Boarder Attacked By Shark Saved with Tourniquet

Paddle Boarder Attacked By Shark Saved with Tourniquet

April 01, 2018 0 Comments

Paddle Boarder Attacked By Shark Saved with Tourniquet

Kukio Hawaii Shark Attack Location

In an ironic turn of events, on March 31st, 2018, the first ever National Stop The Bleed Day in the USA, a man paddle boarding was attacked by a shark. It is suspected that it was a tiger shark. The attack occurred on the big island near the Kukio Resort. It is reported that a private safety team nearby applied tourniquets that stopped the mans right side extremity bleeding, which allowed him to be transported to the hospital alive, and ultimately survive. 

We recommended paddle boarding with our Tourniquet SUP Leash, which comes in 10' and 12' coiled lengths. 10' x 7mm & 8mm are also available with traditional straight cords. 

A tourniquet is worthless if it's not on you. Having a tourniquet integrated into your leash provides immediate access to apply this lifesaving device to yourself or someone else. You cannot rely on some to be on the beach, you have to be prepared at all times. Good news is OMNA Tourniquet Leashes are typically cost only $4.99 more than traditional water sports leashes. 1 safety product and 1 medical device in 1 product for just $4.99 more is a hell of a deal.