Dr. Ken Grasing, was snorkeling in Hawaii on Wednesday when he was bitten by a 10-to-12-foot shark.
He and a large group were in around 4 ft of water and about 20 yards offshore on the south end of Hapuna Beach when the incident occurred.
The 58 year-old had lacerations to his left thigh and sever cuts to his left forearm.
He was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu for treatment.
Lifeguard Paul Tucker told KMBC-TV “There was commotion in the water and we responded. Initially we didn’t know what happened, then we saw bystanders dragging him in.”
The shark was tracked for an hour A Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter confirmed seeing stripes on the sharks back as they tracked for about an hour as it cruised just outside the surf line.
Special Operations Battalion Chief Gerald Kosaki told West Hawaii Today “This was an unusual case where the shark went away and came back.”