12-13-22 Police Respond to Shark Attack in Waikoloa

Hawai‘i Police Department
South Kohala District
Sergeant Ray Fukada
Phone: (808) 887-3080
Report No.: 22-110389

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police have initiated a public accident case in connection with a shark attack that was reported on Tuesday morning, December 13, 2022, at Anaehoomalu Bay, in Waikoloa.

A 68-year old Waikoloa man was swimming about 400 yards offshore around 8a.m. when the shark bit him on the lower left torso. The swimmer attempted to fend off the shark with a diving knife and the shark released the swimmer.

The swimmer was assisted to shore and transported to Queens North Hawaii Community Hospital by Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel for treatment. The Waikoloa man is in stable condition and will be transported to Oahu for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police ask anyone who may have information on this case to contact Officer Ansel Robinson at (808) 887-3080 or by email at ansel.robinson@hawaiicounty.gov.

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