Kekaha Kai Park reopened after Tuesday shark attack
DLNR opened Big Island park at 11 a.m. Thursday
The Department of Land and Natural Resource has reopened Kekaha Kai State Park on the Kona Coast of the Big Island Thursday after it was closed following a shark attack Tuesday.
Officials say that no sharks were spotted after a flyover was conducted over the region Thursday.
The park remained closed on Wednesday after a flyover resulted in the sighting of several reef sharks, but no tiger sharks.
A 12-foot tiger shark was involved in the attack which resulted in significant injury to the right leg of 28-year-old James Kerrigan.
Kerrigan is recovering at Kona Community Hospital.
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