DLNR NEWS RELEASE: NON-LIFE THREATENING APPARENT SHARK INCIDENT ON HAWAI’I ISLAND

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – First responders, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and personnel from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources are responding to a report of a non-fatal shark incident near the Kukio Resort Club House on Hawai‘i Island.

Initial reports indicate a woman was swimming about 500-feet from shore, when she apparently encountered a shark. She will be taken to the North Hawai‘i Medical Center for treatment.

Learn more about shark response protocols in the video below. No further details are available at this time.

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