2 Shark Attacks Reported on the Same Day in Hawaii

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Authorities in Hawaii have reported two shark attacks on the same day on the island of Oahu.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright says an attack happened Saturday morning, when a 44-year-old man was swimming between the small island of Mokulua and Lanikai Beach on the windward side of Oahu.

Enright said the victim was transported to a local hospital with extensive injuries to his feet. She said he’s listed in critical condition.

In another incident off the popular tourist area of Waikiki, a 33-year-old man was attacked Saturday evening. CNN affiliate KHON says he was bitten on the left foot and is hospitalized in serious condition.

In Saturday morning’s incident, the victim was swimming with another man about 50 to 100 yards off shore. Enright says several kayakers assisted in the rescue.

Witnesses told CNN affiliate KHNL that they heard someone in the water shouting “911” and waving a paddle. Lanikai resident Mike Dilks and his friend Joey Montano told the affiliate they called police and helped pull the man out of the water.

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SOURCE: CNN, Andreas Preuss