Woman seriously injured after suffering apparent shark bite off Haleiwa

Woman seriously injured after suffering apparent shark bite off Haleiwa
(Source: HNN File)

HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 34-year-old woman was seriously injured Wednesday after suffering an apparent shark bite while in waters three miles off Haleiwa, first responders said.

A Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman said paramedics were called to Haleiwa Boat Harbor about 9:20 a.m. for what was initially reported as a spear injury.

But as she was being treated, the woman ― an Oahu resident ― said she’d actually suffered a shark bite while in the water about three miles offshore.

It’s unclear if the woman was with a group or by herself during the apparent bite.

The woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition, and authorities are investigating.

This story will be updated.

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