PUNA, Hawaii – Jeremy Smith, a witness to the aftermath of the apparent shark attack on November 3rd at Kehena Beach, talked about seeing the “grievous wound” to the victim’s ankle in a television news interview Tuesday. The victim was swimming about 100 yards off shore when he was bitten by something in the water.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources reported today that the swimmer’s wounds are consistent with a shark bite. DLNR said reports indicate he was using swim fins and “the splashing action created by fins has been known to attract sharks.”
Smith talks about how he and others applied first aid to the victim, and saw him onto an ambulance.