SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Just two weeks after a shark attacked 13-year-old Keane Webre-Hayes, he received a special gift from Wildlife Officers.
The California Wildlife Officers Foundation presented the young man with the lifetime fishing license with additional lifetime fishing privileges.
Webre-Hayes spirits were high and he even referred to the reason why he was on the beach that day when the great white shark bit him. He said, “for them to give me one for life means I can catch whatever lobster I want.”
The 13-year-old was diving for lobster at Beacon's Beach in Encinitas when the shark attacked him.
He was flown to Rady's Children's Hospital where he underwent surgery.
Saturday was a different story. He smiled and posed for pictures. His family did not want to talk about the attack, but they were at the event to support the
California Wildlife Officers Foundation.
The Wags and Wave event featured four legged officers showing off their skills and the wildlife officers who enforce the laws related to fish, wildlife, and habitat.