Woman, 27, Bit by Shark Twice While Swimming off of Hawaii’s Big Island

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A 27-year-old woman in Hawaii is alive after she was bitten twice by a shark on Tuesday while swimming in Kealakekua Bay, a historic state park on the western side of the Big Island.

According to Hawaii Police, the woman — whose identity has not been released — was swimming in the waters of Kealakekua Bay’s Napoopoo Park Beach at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time when the shark attacked.

She received flesh wound injuries to her lower back and right hip area, police said, and was transported in serious condition to the Kona Community Hospital. She was later reported to be in “good health” by authorities and is expected to be released.

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