A female swimmer, 27, was attacked by a shark around 8 a.m. Tuesday at Napoopoo Beach Park on Hawaii island’s west side.
Hawaii County officials posted shark warning signs on both sides of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park to warn beachgoers of the shark incident. The signs will be posted through lunchtime Wednesday.
The victim received injuries to her lower back and right hip area, Hawaii Police Department said in a statement.
She was transported to Kona Community Hospital for treatment, according to Hawaii County Ocean Safety.
The bay at the beach park, located at the southern end of Kealakekua Bay, will remain closed until at least 12 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard has also issued a notice to mariners of the incident.