2003 Bethany Hamilton Shark Attack Interview (Part 1)


Surfer Bethany Hamilton is profiled not long after the shark attack that took her arm on Halloween morning 2003. Her mother Cheri Hamilton, father Thomas Hamilton, and friend and witness Holt Blanchard are also interviewed.




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