Shark sighting signs removed at Kauai’s Hanalei Bay

Lifeguards have removed “Shark Sighting” signs from Hanalei Bay Friday morning, but they continue to advise no swimming at all North Shore beaches, including Anini Beach, due to dangerous ocean conditions.

Beachgoers are advised to visit lifeguarded beaches at Lydgate, Poipu or Salt Pond beaches.

For a detailed ocean report, visit www.kauaiexplorer.com.

At around 2 p.m. Thursday, a male visitor from Minnesota had been surfing and was paddling to shore near the Hanalei Pier, when he was bit by what he believes to be a shark.

Although officials did not see the shark, lifeguards noted that the man suffered non-life-threatening lacerations to both of his hands.

The Minnesota man was treated by lifeguards on scene and opted to drive himself to seek medical treatment.

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