Shark attacks 65-year-old tourist paddle boarding in Hawaii in third attack there this year

The attack happened in South Kohala as the woman from Glendale paddled several hundred yards offshore in Anaehoomalu Bay, CNN reported.

She made it to shore after she was bitten on her right upper thigh and airlifted to North Hawaii Community Hospital.

A spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources told CNN the woman was bitten by a 5-foot blacktip reef shark, which left a wound about 12 inches in diameter.

Spokesman Dan Denison said the attack was highly unusual and there’s “no record of this shark species biting anyone in Hawaii.”

This was the third shark attack in Hawaii so far this year.
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