Shark bites woman at Puako Beach on Hawaii Island

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PUAKO, Hawaii (KHON2) — A woman snorkeling at Puako Beach was apparently bitten by a shark on the Big Island.

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It happened on Sunday, Sept. 6 in the afternoon.

Officials say the 70-year-old woman told rescuers she was snorkeling in 10 feet of water when was bitten in the left ankle by an 8-foot shark.

She was able to make it back to shore on her own, and an off-duty lifeguard helped with the bleeding until EMS arrived.

A fire crew did a flyover and didn’t see the shark.

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