Officials are investigating a possible shark attack in waters off Hawaii that left a 10-year-old boy seriously injured.
A report from emergency personnel says the boy was treated Wednesday at Makaha Surfing Beach for trauma "possibly from a marine animal." He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Kelly Krohne, an off-duty lifeguard who told Hawaii News Now he brought the injured boy to shore, says the boy suffered a wound to his leg about 60-70 yards offshore.
A Department of Land and Natural Resources spokeswoman says crews were sent to close the beach and post shark warning signs from Keaau to Lahilahi Point.
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