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Shark attack reported in Kona, beaches at Kukio are closed, man left in critical condition

At 9:31 a.m. Saturday (March 31) a shark attack was reported at Kukio Beach in Kona. Medics arrived to find a 25-year-old man being treated by bystanders with multiple tourniquets to his right side extremities due to extensive injuries from a suspected shark attack.

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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.

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Tiger Shark attack victim in Kohala. Photo via Instagram @_braxton_john_

Man attacked by Tiger Shark in North Kohala, airlifted in serious condition

At 3:52 p.m. Sunday (Sept 20) fire/rescue crews responded to a Upolu Point in Kohala for a man injured in a shark attack. The 27-year-old man was spearfishing about 60 yards offshore when he was attacked by a Tiger Shark which bit him on the thigh and calf. The man said the shark was about […]

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Hapuna and Waialea beaches reopen after shark activity

Hawaii County Civil Defense: This is a beach closure information update for 7:45 a.m. Fri, (March 20). All Big Island beaches will open today on their normal schedules.

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Man suffers shark attack at Hapuna Beach Wednesday (March 18)

A Kansas man suffered a shark attack Wednesday (March 18) at Hapuna Beach Park. In response to an 11:46 a.m. call, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach and learned that a 58-year-old man from Overland Park, Kansas, had been snorkeling with family at the south point of the beach when a shark bit him […]

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Kona woman attacked by shark in North Kohala Friday (Oct 31)

A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was attacked by a shark while surfing at Halaula Lighthouse in North Kohala. At 11:12 a.m. Friday (October 31), police received a report that the victim was en route to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital with injuries to two fingers.

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Man bitten by shark at Ninole Bay; recovering at Ka‘u Hospital

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Police are investigating a shark bite that occurred Wednesday (Dec. 11) at Punaluu in the area of Punaluu Beach and Ninole Bay. At approximately 8 a.m., a 29-year-old Captain Cook man reported being bitten by a shark while body boarding in the area of Ninole Bay, which is just south of county’s […]

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Teenage surfer survives shark attack off Puna coastline Sunday (Aug 18)

Rescue crews responded to a 1:38 p.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 18) to the Pohoiki Boat Ramp for a shark attack victim. Crews arrived to find a 16-year-old boy being treated by life guards at the Pohoiki Boat Ramp. The victim had been surfing in an area known as ‘Dead Trees’ when he was attacked from […]

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Warning signs will remain posts at two surf spots along Alii Drive until authorities are convinced no sharks are in the area. Swimmers and surfers are urged to stay out of the water in the meantime. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

Kona man transported to hospital after shark bite

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Police have initiated a public accident case in connection with a shark attack Tuesday afternoon in waters off a Kona beach. A Kailua-Kona man was swimming about 100 feet off shore shortly before 1 p.m. when he spotted a shark in waters off Kekaha Kai State Park, also known as Kona Coast […]

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ISAF 2012 worldwide shark attack summary

Total of 53 attacks in the U.S., including 11 in non-North American Hawaii and Puerto Rico, was highest U.S. yearly total since 2000

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Man is bitten on arm during shark attack in West Hawaii

Fire/rescue units responded to a 5:10 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Jan 16) to Kiholo Bay for a man bitten by a shark. A 43-year-old man was surfing with a friend at Kiholo Bay when he was bitten on the lower right arm. Bystanders on the beach were attending to the bitten surfer when medics arrived. The […]

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Diver encounters great white shark off Kona shore

Spearfisherman reports 16-foot shark charged him about 100 yards off Pine Trees

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Shark attacks up worldwide; Hawaii records 4 in 2010

Shark attacks up worldwide; Hawaii records 4 in 2010

MEDIA RELEASE The number of reported shark attacks last year increased worldwide but declined in Florida, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File annual report. Ichthyologist George Burgess, director of the file housed at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, said Florida typically has the highest number of […]

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