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Woman, 51, injured in shark attack in waters off Makaha Beach

A 51-year-old woman was in serious condition this afternoon after an apparent shark attack in waters off Makaha Beach, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

The woman was about 300 yards offshore when the attack occurred at about 2:30 p.m., leaving her with bites to the shoulder and arm, according to the report. Lifeguards put the injured woman on a rescue board and brought her to shore. Surfers in the water assisted lifeguards.

No further information at this time on the type of shark.

On the beach, paramedics took over with advanced life support and transported the woman in serious condition to a trauma center.

Lifeguards have posted shark warning signs and have cleared the water. The signs will stay up overnight and the beach will be reassessed Thursday morning.

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