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Laird Hamilton Rescues Vacationing Family

'He just kind of boated right up'

(Newser) - Kauai was hit with historic flooding over the weekend— a record 28 inches of rain fell in just about 24 hours—but a legendary surfer was there to save the day for many who were stranded. Laird Hamilton, who pioneered the art of big wave tow-in surfing, spent Saturday helping...

Surf Champ Saves Partner
 Surf Champ Saves Partner

Surf Champ Saves Partner

Laird Hamilton uses improvised tourniquet to stop partner from bleeding to death

(Newser) - Surf champ Laird Hamilton, known for his big-wave talents that have been documented in films, can add lifesaver to his resume. The star wave rider stripped off his shorts to create a makeshift tourniquet that prevented his surf partner from bleeding to death after a wipeout this week opened a...

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