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Park reopens after shark attack

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources reopened Kekaha Kai State Park, which includes the Kua Bay and Mahaiula sections, Thursday.

A Hawaii Fire Department helicopter flyover Thursday morning did not sight any sharks in waters off the park, DLNR stated.

Wednesday, the park remained closed following a morning flyover, which saw a number of reef sharks in offshore waters. The flyovers are part of the state shark sighting protocol and are also in response to the shark attack that occurred Tuesday afternoon in the waters off Mahaiula.

The park is located 2.6 miles north of Kona International Airport.


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