Young man hospitalized with apparent shark bite

Surfer was at White Plains Beach; shark warning signs are posted

Published  6:35 PM HST Jul 29, 2013
EWA BEACH, Hawaii -

A young man was hospitalized in serious condition due to an apparent shark bite at White Plains Beach, KITV4 News has confirmed with Emergency Medical Services officials.

The man, in his late teens or early 20s, was bitten on a lower extremity and his surfboard also had a bite mark, according to EMS officials.

City & county lifeguard will help federal lifeguards with an assessment of the waters Tuesday morning.

Ocean safety officials are advising beachgoers to stay out of the water anywhere within a one mile area of the sighting.

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