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Man bitten by shark off Kona Coast

Published On: Jun 18 2013 02:10:53 PM HST
Updated On: Jun 18 2013 10:56:08 PM HST

A man is recovering after being bit by what witnesses believe was a 12-14 foot tiger shark off the Kona Coast.

KONA, Hawaii -

A man was bitten Tuesday off the Kona Coast of the Big Island by a shark.

According to initial reports, the 28-year-old man off the Mahai'ula section of   Kekaha Kai State Beach Park.

A 14 foot tiger shark was spotted in the area.

The park is just north of Keahole Airport.

The condition of the man and where he was bitten is still unknown.

Officials from Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Hawaii County Fire Department responded to the incident.

We will have more on this breaking story on KITV 4 News at 6 p.m. following Game 6 of the NBA Finals (3 p.m.)

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