Surfer is attacked by a shark in Hawaii; they report him in serious condition | The USA Print

El tiburón tigre mordió al surfista en la pierna.

The tiger shark bit the surfer on the leg.

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Hawaii authorities reported that A surfer is in serious condition after being bitten in the leg by a shark off Honolulu.

The 58-year-old subject was attacked by the shark shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday near the Kewalo Basin, according to reportto Hawaii News Now.

As announced by the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services (EMS), witnesses in the area reported that an 8 foot tiger shark was seen in the area.

Paramedics responded and “administered life-saving treatment to a patient who was surfing and suffered a shark bite to his right leg,” EMS said in a statement obtained by Guardian.

The identity of the surfer has not been revealed, but it is known that the man is in a “serious state of health,” the outlet added, citing the statement from the Emergency Services.

“Honolulu Ocean Safety will continue to patrol the waters of the Kewalo and Ala Moana Basin after this morning’s shark bite. Lifeguards posted signs in the area,” Shayne Enright, an EMS spokesperson, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

It’s not the only recent shark attack in Hawaii.

Just on March 23 of this year, a 62-year-old Utah man vacationing in Hawaii was bitten twice in a shark attack while swimming in ‘Anaehoʻomalu Bay.

The man was “swimming approximately 200 yards out to sea when a shark bit his left hand. As he was trying to fight off the shark, he felt another bite behind his left knee,” according to a statement from authorities issued at the time.

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