Shark Attacks Tourist Kayaking in Anaehoomalu Bay of Hawaii; Woman Hospitalised
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Sharks are dangerous. Some shark species are aggressive, and the smallest provocation might lead to a violent reaction or attack. A 65-year-old tourist from California has just faced the worst, off the island of Hawaii. The woman who was hundreds of yards offshore, kayaking in Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala, was bitten on her right upper thigh, as reported by the Hawaii Fire Department. The woman was immediately brought to the beach in a kayak, before she was airlifted to North Hawaii Community Hospital. Looking at the bite, which was approximately 12 inches in diameter, the researchers claim it to be a blacktip reef shark, leaving them bewildered as the attack was unusual. 'Biggest' White Shark Spotted in Hawaii: Divers Swim Together With the Great Predator. 

Travellers who love to spend the majority of their times in the ocean, while holidaying, are often sceptical about the presence of the shark species. The 65-year-old Californian tourist, identified as Kimberly Bishop was enjoying her breezy time, confirming that the water was so clear that she could see all the way down and “nothing was in front” of her. He told the Hawaii television station, KHON2, “Something came up from behind, knocked over the kayak and bit my leg.” According to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the bite can grow up to five feet in length. Dan Dennison, a spokesperson for DLNR, called the attack to be “unusual” as there is no record of this species biting anyone in Hawaii. 'Smiling' Great White Shark Captured by Photographer in South Africa. 

As per the department records, this is said to be the third attack in 2019, reported in Hawaii. The last incident occurred with a victim in a canoe. Thankfully, it could not injure the boater. Again, in 2018. Three shark attack incidents were reported. About forty species of shark live in Hawaii waters including great whites.