12/13/22 – SHARK WARNING SIGNS UP AFTER MAN APPARENTLY INJURED IN SHARK ENCOUNTER

Posted on Dec 13, 2022 in Aquatic Resources, News Releases, Shark, slider
JOSH B. GREEN, M.D.
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate Release:  December 13, 2022

SHARK WARNING SIGNS UP AFTER MAN APPARENTLY INJURED IN SHARK ENCOUNTER

 

To view video please click on photo or view at this link: https://vimeo.com/780954089

(Waikoloa, Hawai‘i) – Shark warning signs are up at Hawai‘i Island’s ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, this morning, following an apparent encounter between a man in his mid-60’s and what has been reported as a 12-foot tiger shark.

The man was taken to North Hawai‘i Community Hospital. Under established protocols, DLNR does not release victim’s names, extent of injuries, or medical condition. It is not known whether the man is a local resident or a visitor.

Additional warning signs have been put up at various resort properties in the area, as well as by ocean sports operators.

This is the second shark/human encounter in the past week in Hawai‘i. Last Thursday a 60-year-old Washington State woman disappeared after her husband and witnesses reported she was attacked by a shark. An extensive search of the area around Keawakapu Point in South Maui failed to find the woman.

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(RESOURCES)

HD video – Anaeho’omalu Bay shark signs and beach (Dec. 13, 2022): https://vimeo.com/780954089 

Photographs: Anaeho’omalu Bay shark signs and beach (Dec. 13, 2022): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jt3625vxrqostt/AAAb4fsgHq0iS_m0EYMG8MzPa?dl=0

HD video – DLNR Post-Shark Incident Response Protocols (August 9, 2022): https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/504929358

Hawai‘i Shark Incidents: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/sharks/shark-incidents/incidents-list

Shark Safety Tips: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/sharks/shark-safety/safety-tips/

 

 

Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

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