California teen bitten by great white shark gets lifetime fishing license

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Teen Bitten by Great White Shark Receives Lifetime Fishing License

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A California teen bitten by a great white shark two weeks ago was given a lifetime fishing license by state authorities, KNSD reported.

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The California Wildlife Officers Foundation presented Keane Webre-Hayes with the license Saturday at the foundation's Wags and Waves event, along with additional lifetime fishing privileges, KFMB reported.

Webre-Hayes, 13, was diving for lobster in Encinitas when the shark attacked him on Sept. 30, the television station reported.

“For them to give me one for life means I go catch as many lobsters as I want,” Webre-Hayes told reporters.

Webre-Hayes stayed in the hospital for a week after the attack, KNSD reported.

The Wags and Waves event featured K-9 animals and wildlife officers who enforce fish, wildlife, and habitat laws.