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Man, 60, bitten by shark in Hawaii island’s Anaehoomalu Bay

A 60-year-old man swimming about 200 yards offshore was bitten by a shark early Sunday afternoon in Anaehoomalu Bay off of Hawaii island, but was able to make it on to a catamaran that was moored in the bay, Hawaii County Fire Department officials said.

The catamaran had a crew aboard that helped control the bleeding to his upper and lower extremities.

A Jet Ski transported the man from the catamaran to the beach where the HFD personnel were waiting to treat him.

He was transported to North Hawaii Hospital with injuries to his left hand and the back of his leg.

The type of shark and its size is unknown.

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