Kekaha Kai Park reopened after Tuesday shark attack

DLNR opened Big Island park at 11 a.m. Thursday

Published  11:15 AM HST Jun 20, 2013
Shark Attack Kekaha Kai Beach
KONA, Hawaii -

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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