Lifeguards rescue woman apparently bitten by shark at beach


WAIANAE, HI (AP) – Lifeguards say they have a rescued a woman after what appeared to be a shark bit her arm and shoulder at a popular Hawaii surfing beach.

An expert will examine the woman’s wounds to confirm that it’s a shark bite.

The Honolulu Emergency Services Department says lifeguards on Wednesday paddled out on rescue boards and brought the woman to shore. Surfers in the water helped. The woman was about 300 yards from shore at Makaha Beach.

The woman was taken in serious condition to a trauma center.

Officials say she frequents the Oahu beach regularly.

No information was available on the type of shark.

Lifeguards have posted shark warning signs and cleared the water. Officials will reassess Thursday morning whether to reopen the beach. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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