Former NJ Resident Bitten By Shark in Hawaii
A state park on the Kona coast of Hawaii has reopened after it was closed when a shark bit a New Jersey native’s leg and sharks were seen in the area.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources says Kekaha Kai State Park re-opened Thursday after a fire department helicopter flyover didn’t spot any sharks in waters off the park.
Twenty-eight-year-old James Kerrigan remains at Kona Community Hospital. He tells Hawaii News Now he’ll need at least a month of rehab after the shark bit into his right leg.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports he says he recently moved to Kailua-Kona from Morris Plains, N.J.
He was swimming with his fiancee when he felt like something was pulling on his leg.
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