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Rhode Island surfer attacked by shark in Hawaii returns home

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    Colin Cook
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BOSTON » A Rhode Island man who lost a leg in a shark attack while surfing in Hawaii has returned to New England to continue his recovery.

WJAR-TV reports that 25-year-old Colin Cook was met by family Wednesday when he landed at Logan International Airport in Boston.

The Tiverton native moved to Oahu about four years ago and was attacked by the 13-foot tiger shark off the island’s North Shore on Oct. 10.

Doctors say Cook will likely need a prosthetic leg and he will undergo surgery to repair his left hand. His recovery will continue at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cook says his motto is "just one day at a time" and that some days are better than others.

The surfer says he’s dreaming of getting back on his board.

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