After being attacked by a tiger shark off the coast of Hawaii, a surfer was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
By seven in the morning, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services arrived. Reports state that the attack occurred on Sunday at the Kewalo Basin in Honolulu’s vicinity of Waikiki.
When paramedics arrived, someone at the scene had wrapped a tourniquet around the 58-year-old man’s right leg.
They gave him enhanced life support and rushed him in critical condition to a nearby emergency room.
According to Shayne Enright, a Honolulu Emergency Services Department representative, “He was awake, alert, and breathing the entire time.”
The 8-foot tiger shark “returned and was acting aggressively,” according to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, as other surfers assisted the man in getting land.
After the incident, the beach was shut down while lifeguards put warning signs about sharks and conducted jet-ski patrols to keep an eye out for any new shark activity. On Monday afternoon, the beach reopened.
According to the Division of Aquatic Resources at the Department of Land and Natural Resources, it was the state’s fourth shark encounter this year.
A woman went missing after one of the five shark attacks in Hawaii in 2022 while she and her husband snorkeled at Keawakapu Beach in Maui County in December.
A Californian guy visiting Hawaii in 2019 lost his life to a shark attack while swimming at Ka’anapali Beach Park.