03-18-15 Shark attack at Hapuna Beach

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Lieutenant Juergen Canda
Phone: 887-3080
Report No. C15008275

 

Media Release

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 on the arm. He was assisted to shore and taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where he was treated for severe lacerations to his left forearm and injury to his left thigh.

Swimmers were evacuated from the waters.


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