Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) - Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) releases further details on a shark bite incident that occurred on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 at Anaeho'omalu Bay in South Kohala.
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) - Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) has completed their investigation into a shark bite incident that occurred at Anaeho'omalu Bay in South Kohala on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021.
According to a summarized report released by DAR, the incident occurred at 7:30 am on January 2nd and the female party was swimming approximately 100 yards offshore in the waters of Anaeho'omalu Bay at a depth of approximately 15 to 20-feet with water conditions described as clear at the time the incident occurred. The female party suffered lacerations to the lower right leg. Officials were not able to identify the species or the length of the shark involved in this incident (classified as unknown in the summarized report).
This was the first shark encounter incident for not only Hawaii Island in 2021 but, also for the State of Hawai'i.