Shark attack closes beach


The Mahailua section of Kekaha Kai State Park is closed for the day following a reported shark attack.

A man in his 20s was snorkeling 20 yards off shore when he was attacked by a 10-foot tiger shark, according to witnesses. They said the man was bitten on the right leg.

The man was transported by county helicopter to the hospital. No further information on his condition is available at this time.

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