KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing at Kiholo Bay on the Big Island reportedly has been bitten by a shark.
Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Loyola says the attack has not been confirmed, but he says it appears that the man bitten on his left forearm by a tiger shark around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
West Hawaii Today reports that in 2011 there were two reports of sharks biting boards but not injuring riders near Lyman's surf spot in Kailua-Kona.
An attack also occurred in October 1999 when a 16-year-old boy had his arm bitten by a 6- to 8-foot shark while he was surfing off Old Kona Airport Park. An unconfirmed attack was also reported April 1987 in Kailua Bay and a confirmed attack occurred in 1963 off South Kona.