Shark attacks teenage surfer in Hawaii
Monday, August 19, 2013
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii authorities say the second shark attack in the state in less than a week has left a 16-year-old surfer with leg injuries.
The boy suffered injuries on both legs after he was bitten Sunday afternoon southeast of Hilo. He was airlifted to Hilo Medical Center for treatment.
Ocean waters along the Pohoiki coastline were closed after the attack.
Earlier Sunday, officials closed Hapuna Beach on the Big Island’s northwestern shore after lifeguards spotted a shark.
On Wednesday, a shark bit off the arm of a 20-year-old German tourist who was snorkeling in Maui.
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