11-year-old girl suffers possible shark bite at Hawaii surf spot

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An 11-year-old woman suffered a imaginable shark bite astatine a surf spot successful Hawaii connected Saturday, according to section officials.

Honolulu Ocean Safety, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services and nan Honolulu Fire Department responded to a imaginable shark wound connected Saturday day connected Oahu.

“The 911 telephone came successful conscionable earlier 1:30 p.m. for an 11-year-old woman who whitethorn person suffered a shark wound to her near ft astatine [a] spot known arsenic ‘Rainbows’ successful Ka‘a‘awa,” Shayne Enright from nan Honolulu Emergency Services Department said successful a connection connected NBC News.

Hawaii, Oahu, View Of Kaaawa Valley, Kualoa Ranch From Ocean.The Ka'a'awa Valley seen from nan water successful Oahu, Hawaii. Alamy Stock Photo

“A witnesser described seeing what appeared to beryllium a mini reef shark successful nan area,” Enright added.

The kid suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and her parents declined EMS carrier to an emergency room.

Honolulu Ocean Safety is moving to station informing signs successful nan area.

According to nan Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shark incident website, this would beryllium nan state’s first shark brushwood successful 2024.

Katherine Itoh

Katherine Itoh is simply a news subordinate for NBC News.