A surfer is in serious condition after being bitten on the leg by a shark off Honolulu, authorities in Hawaii have said.
The 58-year-old man was attacked shortly before 7am on Sunday near Kewalo Basin, according to Honolulu Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Local reports suggested an 8-foot tiger shark was seen in the area.
Paramedics responded and “administered life-saving treatment to a patient who was surfing and suffered shark bite to right leg”, it said in a statement.
The surfer was not identified.
“Honolulu Ocean Safety will continue to patrol the waters off of Kewalo Basin and Ala Moana after this morning’s shark bite. Lifeguards posted signs in the area,” EMS spokesperson Shayne Enright told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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