Police investigate shark bite at Anaeho‘omalu Bay

Police are investigating a possible shark attack Monday at Anaeho‘omalu Bay in Waikoloa.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, a 20-year old male visitor from Romania was swimming about 15 feet to 20 feet offshore when he suddenly felt pain to his right foot and discovered he had lacerations to the top and bottom of his foot, which was bleeding profusely.


The victim and two others near him in the water did not see any shark, but medical personnel on the scene said the injuries were consistent with a shark bite.

Hawaii Fire Department medics transported the man to the Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There are no plans to close Anaeho‘omalu Bay at this time, police said.

Police ask anyone who may have information on this case to contact Officer Jessica Cook at (808) 887-3080.

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