Shark-bite victim recovers after plastic surgery
Izzath Hassan pictured after surgery.

Shark-bite victim recovers after plastic surgery

    April 16, 2017 - 5 months 2 weeks ago
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Izzath Hassan - the employee of Nika Island Resort who was injured as he attempted to rescue a shark accidentally ensnared in a fish hook reports the plastic surgery to do reconstructive work on his hand was a success.

Izzath reported to “Sun” that his hand was mending well after surgery in Sri Lanka. He said he no longer faced any difficulty in moving his hand.

“The (missing flesh) from the hand was replaced with flesh from the thighs. Its okay now. Its mending,” said Izzath in his interview this Sunday.

The doctors said it would take three months to make a full recovery and for the hand’s functions to return back to normal, said Izzath.

Izzath is a crew member of one of Nika Island Resort’s boats which had been carrying tourists on a fishing trip on March 27 when the incident took place.

He had been trying to rescue a shark accidentally ensnared in a fishing hook when it bit his hand.

Shark-bite victim recovers after plastic surgery



He was taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Male’ City where he underwent emergency surgery and had sutures on his injured hand.

He then traveled to neighboring Sri Lanka to undergo plastic surgery to replace the flesh bitten off in the incident.


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