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Surfer injured in shark attack at Left Over's on Oahu's North Shore


Emergency crews responded to a possible shark attack on Oahu's North Shore.

It happened around 12:45 p.m.  in the channel between Left Overs and Gators.

EMS officials say the victim is a 28-year-old man. His name is Josh.

Lifeguards at the scene say he was bitten on the leg.

NORTH SHORE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Shark warning signs are posted along Oahu's North Shore after a shark bit a surfer's foot Tuesday afternoon.

According to Jim Howe, Operations Chief with the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division, Joshua Holley, 28, was treated on the beach and taken to Wahiawa General Hospital.

Holley's father tells Hawaii News Now that his son was lying on his board waiting for a wave when a shark bit his foot. The surfer will need minor surgery tomorrow at the Queens Medical Center.

Lifeguards estimate the shark to be around 10 feet long.

Shark warning signs have been posted for Ali'i Beach Park, Chun's Reef Support Park, Ehukai Beach Park, Hale'iwa Beach Park, Ke'Waena Beach Park, Laniakea Beach Support Park, Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay Beach Park.

All ocean goers are advised to stay out of the water in the general area.

The shark warning in effect for the next 24 hours.

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