By Ian Hanigan
Irvine teachers are often called heroes for their work in the classroom. But a Creekside High School teacher is being hailed this week for an off-duty act of heroism that saved the life of a shark attack victim.
On vacation in Maui, Creekside’s Rick Moore, 57, was standing on the shore at White Rock Beach on Aug. 14 when he heard screaming from a tourist who was out snorkeling. Moore, who teaches P.E. and health, grabbed his fins and headed out to the injured swimmer, clutching the woman as he back-stroked some 75 yards to safety, according to news accounts.
You can read the story in USA Today or on the Orange County Register’s website (a subscription is required for the latter), but we have to warn you that the coverage includes some graphic details, and though the victim was later listed in stable condition, her injury was very severe.
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