Swimmer in serious condition after being bitten by shark in Molokai Channel

Swimmer in serious condition after being bitten by shark in Molokai Channel
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 58-year-old man attempting to swim from Molokai to Oahu was bitten by a shark Saturday, according to Honolulu Emergency Services.

Officials say he was about nine hours into his swim of the Molokai Channel when he was bitten in the abdomen.

He was brought by boat to the Hawaii Kai boat ramp where paramedics performed “advanced prehospital trauma life support,” according to EMS.

The man was then transported him to a trauma center in serious, but stable condition.

To date, 60 solo swimmers have crossed the channel, according to the Kaiwi Channel Association’s website.

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