Surfer taken to hospital after shark attack

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An Oahu surfer is recovering from a shark bite. He was attacked at White Plains Beach, in Ewa Beach Monday afternoon.

A friend who was with him at the time says the victim was bitten on the leg.

They were about 100 feet from the shore when it happened.

“I just see a big tail that’s just as long as him. And it flips him over, goes in the water, and then for a little bit he’s under there. And he comes up and he looks at me and I look at him and we just turn around and we straight paddle straight for the shore,” remembers Paul Spencer.

The surfer was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Officials closed White Plains Beach and Nimitz Beach after the attack.

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