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Surfer on Kauai reports being bitten by shark

  • DENNIS ODA / OCT. 29, 2015

    Warning signs were posted at Makaha Beach following a shark attack in October of last year.

A surfer reported being bitten by a shark this morning in Lihue on Kauai’s southeastern shore.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said shark warning signs are posted along a two-mile stretch of Kalapaki Beach fronting the Marriott Hotel.

The surfer said he was attacked by a three- to four-foot shark, the DNLR reported. The surfer drove himself to the hospital, was treated and released.

The surfer said he was paddling out at about 6 a.m. when the shark bit him in the arm, 25 to 30 yards off shore. Authorities said he suffered a single puncture wound.

DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) posted the warning signs and asked that the public stay out of the water at least until noon Thursday.

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