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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 1:44 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2006

Shark attacks North Shore surfer

Advertiser Staff

A female surfer was attacked by a shark at about 11:30 a.m. at Leftovers Beach on the North Shore, according to city lifeguards.

The shark apparently bit the surfer's leg, said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for city lifeguards, noting that the surfer was taken to Kahuku Hospital.

Cheplic said he didn't know the extent of the injury or which leg was bitten.

The beach, about one mile south of Waimea Bay, does not have a lifeguard, Cheplic said.

Lifeguards have posted shark-sighting warning signs between Laniakea and Waimea, Cheplic said. People are being advised to stay out of the area's water, which is still murky from recent rain runoff.