Officials confirm a shark bit 10-year-old boy in Hawaii

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘His thigh was open': Boy, 10, left seriously injured by ‘shark attack’ in Hawaii.

A shark bit a 10-year-old boy off a scenic Oahu beach, officials confirmed Thursday as the state prepared for another round of giant waves from a low-pressure weather system in the Pacific. Mike Ward told Hawaii News Now: ‘I said “Paddle towards me and I’ll paddle towards you,” and I said, “What’s wrong?” And he said, “A shark is following me.”‘ Kelly Krohne, an off-duty lifeguard who told Hawaii News Now he brought the injured boy to shore, says the boy suffered a wound to his leg about 60-70 yards offshore. Bruce Anderson with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. “All evidence, including eyewitness reports, points to this being a shark bite that we had at Makaha,” Anderson said. On Thursday morning, two surfers were in the water at Leftovers Beach Park on Oahu’s North Shore when a 10-foot shark chased them from the water, Honolulu Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright said. High surf warnings were issued Tuesday and Wednesday for all north-facing Hawaii shores with waves up to 30 feet, which would have made the waters turbid.

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