Media Release

Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources)

31. March 2018

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SHARK INCIDENT CLOSES KUKIO BEACH

At about 0930 this morning the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources was notified by the Hawaii County Fire Department of a shark incident near Kikaua Point fronting Kukio Resort.

A 25 year old man was taken by HFD helicopter to North Hawaii hospital with multiple injuires to his hand and leg.

Standard procedure is for beach closure signs to warn ocean goers for one mile on either side of the incident until noon the next day. A decision will be made to reopen beaches based on observations tomorrow morning.

Source: DLNR