03 Sep '11, 4am

Russia raises money for man who lost both hands in a shark attack while defending his wife in the Sea of Japan

Russia raises money for man who lost both hands in a shark attack while defending his wife in the Sea of Japan

A 25-year-old Russian man who lost both hands in a shark attack while defending his wife in the Sea of Japan, said on Friday he felt fine as a host of well-wishers raised money for prosthetic limbs. --PHOTO: REUTERS MOSCOW (AFP) - A 25-year-old Russian man who lost both hands in a shark attack while defending his wife in the Sea of Japan, said on Friday he felt fine as a host of well-wishers raised money for prosthetic limbs. Last month, a shark tore off Denis Udovenko's hands as he and his wife Polina swam in the Sea of Japan - the first such attack in the Russian Pacific region. Sharks attacked two more people shortly afterwards, but computer programmer Udovenko suffered the most severe injuries that also included torn leg muscles. Speaking from a hospital in Seoul where he recently had surgery on his leg, Mr Udovenko said he felt fine and added his doctors were surprise...

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