Lifeguards close bay after shark bite; man had cuts on hands

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Posted: Jan 28, 2016 9:13 PM

HANALEI, Hawaii (AP) — Lifeguards have closed a Hawaii bay to swimming after a shark bit a visitor from Minnesota.

The Kauai County Fire Department said Thursday officials didn't see the shark. But lifeguards saw the male visitor had cuts on both of his hands. The cuts weren't life-threatening.

The shark bit the man while he was paddling to shore near the Hanalei Pier on Kauai island. He was on his way back from surfing.

Lifeguards posted "No Swimming" and "Shark Sighted" signs along the beach at Hanalei Bay. They are telling people to stay out of the water.

Lifeguards will reassess the water Friday morning to determine if it is safe for swimming.