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Shark Attacks Man at Waimanalo

WAIMANALO (KHNL) -  A shark attacks a man in the waters off Waimanalo near Bellows.

The attack happened at about 3:00 p.m. Thursday.  The 36-year-old victim was snorkeling in shallow waters during the attack.

The man is a civilan guest of a military member staying in one of the cabins there.  Paramedics rushed him to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.

"We don't believe anyone saw the bite but someone came off the beach and said and noticed the man was under stress and pulled him ashore," said Betty Kalohi, Public Information Officer of Hickam Air Force Base.  "The reports are he was alert and in pretty good spirits considering what had happened".

Ocean safety personnel evacuate the waters of Lanikai in Kailua, which is about a mile from where the attack happened.