HONOLULU (KRON) — Officials are investigating a possible shark attack in waters off Hawaii that left a 10-year-old boy seriously injured.
A report from emergency personnel says the boy was treated Wednesday at Makaha Surfing Beach for trauma “possibly from a marine animal.” He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Kelly Krohne, an off-duty lifeguard who told Hawaii News Now he brought the injured boy to shore, says the boy suffered a wound to his leg about 60-70 yards offshore.
A Department of Land and Natural Resources spokeswoman says crews were sent to close the beach and post shark warning signs from Keaau to Lahilahi Point.
Earlier this week a school of some 20 great white sharks was recently spotted by the U.S. Coast Guard off Bay Area’s coast.
The sharks were seen swimming together last week about 100 yards offshore near the city of Pacifica.
The Associated Press contributed to this article