Lifeguards Post Shark Warning Signs At Ala Moana
Shark Possibly Bit Diver's Bag
POSTED: 3:54 pm HST August 11, 2008
UPDATED: 4:20 pm HST August 11, 2008
HONOLULU -- Lifeguards at Ala Moana Beach Park posted shark-warning signs around Magic Island on Monday afternoon after a diver reported an incident in the water.
It happened at about 2 p.m.
It appears a shark bit a skin diver's catch bag of fish while he was in the water, Department of Ocean Safety officials said.
No one was injured.
The diver said he saw what appeared to be a tiger shark that was about 12 feet long.
After examining the bag and because it happened in an area with a lot of people, Ocean Safety officials decided to close the area.