UPDATE: Beach Reopens Following Saturday Shark Incident

Updated at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. 

The DLNR Division of State Parks reopened the Manini owali section of Kua Bay in Kekaha Kai State Park at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday after receiving an all-clear following Saturday’s shark incident.

Original story published on Saturday, March 31 at 11:46 a.m.

The Department of Land and Natural resources says a shark incident at Kikaua Point fronting Kukio Resort occurred before 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Hawai`i County Fire Department reports that upon Emergency Medical Services arrival a 25-year-old man was being treated by bystanders with multiple tourniquets to his right side extremities.

He was reportedly taken by HFD helicopter to North Hawai`i Community Hospital with multiple injuries to his hand and leg.

The man was stand-up paddle boarding about 100 to 150 feet off shore at the time of the incident, per HFD.

Standard procedure calls for a beach closure and signs posted through Sunday at noon. Authorities say a decision will be made to reopen beaches based on observations Sunday morning.

Updated 1:15 p.m.

 

 

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