Brian Correiar was on a kayak in Monterey Bay, California when a great white shark knocked him off his 14 foot kayak. Witnesses said the shark was at least as long as his boat.
He was out at the end of San Carlos beach near the Monterey Bay Inn and, luckily for Brian, the shark used the kayak as a chew toy but not him! And the whole thing was caught on video!
He posted his story to diver.net and that and the video have attracted a lot of attention. Of course, for Nightside Project host Alex Kirry, it was just another opportunity to complain about how much we're afraid of shark attacks when it's really hippos that kill people.
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A young girl named Mikayla Raji was with her mom at the Villa Borghese II restaurant in Helmetta New Jersey where the 8 year old girl met a police officer there on his dinner break. Mikayla insisted they buy the officer's dinner which they did secretly.
The officer Joseph Quinn later learned that the girl's own father was a police officer killed in the line of duty shortly before she was born. In honor of the father she never met, she watches out for the police officers in her community.
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