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Boy, 10, seriously injured in apparent shark attack in Hawaii

View of Makaha beach where the shark attack occurred.
View of Makaha beach where the shark attack occurred. video image

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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