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DLNR: Man Believed to Suffer ‘Shark Bite’ at Kehena

November 4, 2015, 9:50 AM HST
* Updated November 4, 9:54 AM
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Warning signs are posted at Kehena Beach Wednesday following an incident believed to be a shark bite off the waters of the beach on Tuesday.

A swimmer, who has not been identified by officials, suffered wounds Tuesday afternoon consistent with a shark bite while swimming about 100 yards offshore of the beach area, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and Aquatic Resources. The division is currently investigating the incident.

The man reportedly received lacerations to his right foot, a DLNR spokesperson confirmed Wednesday morning.

Big Island Now will continue to follow the story and bring you the latest as details become available.

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