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Shark attack closes Kehena Beach in Puna


Officials from the DLNR Divisions of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and Aquatic Resources (DAR) interviewed a man who suffered lacerations to his right foot while swimming in turbid water about 100 yards off shore, off Kehena Beach in the Puna District on Hawaii Island on Tuesday (Nov 3).

The swimmer’s wounds are consistent with a shark bite. Reports indicate he was using swim fins and the splashing action created by fins has been known to attract sharks. Warning signs will remain in place at Kehena Beach until at least noon today.

One Response to “Shark attack closes Kehena Beach in Puna”

  1. Richard says:

    I’m the guy who got the victim to shore. For the record, he was not wearing fins, and yes, it was a shark bite.


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