Shark Attacks Surfer at Pohoiki in Puna on the Big Island

Well Hawaii sure has been having its fair share of shark attacks in the last few month.

Pohoiki Boat Ramp

Pohoiki Boat Ramp

Today a shark attacked a surfer at Pohoiki!  Fire Department officials say the attack happened Sunday at Pohoiki Beach also known as Isaac Hale Park in Puna.

Fire and Emergency medical officials responded to the Pohoiki boat ramp and the victim, a surfer, was taken to Hilo Medical Center.

No word yet on the extent of the surfer’s injuries and what condition the surfer is in.  The name of the surfer has not yet been released.  (UPDATE: Jimmy “Ulu Boy” Napeahi is the name of the surfer that got attacked)

Ulu Boy Napeahi - Here is a picture of him surfing in the Shane Doian Keiki Surf Competition when he was 10 years old. Please pray for him! (Photo via Karen Welsh)

Ulu Boy Napeahi – Here is a picture of him surfing in the Shane Dorian Keiki Surf Competition when he was 10 years old. Please pray for him! (Photo via Karen Welsh)

Officials closed Pohoiki Beach shortly after the incident.

Situation Found at Scene: Firefighters arrived at Pohoiki Boat Ramp and found 16-year old male being treated by Life Guards on scene. Per Pt. he was surfing at “Dead Trees” surf location when he was attack.

Remarks: Victim sustained multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to lower extremities. Pt was treated and transported by M-10 to Pahoa Fire Station where he was transferred to C-2 and transported to Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room.  A helicopter conducted an aerial surveillance in the area of the shark attack, with negative results

2 Responses

  1. Prayers for the family!

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