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Tiger shark bite in Hawaii

Braxton Rocha YouTube
Braxton Rocha YouTube

A man been bitten by a tiger shark off the northern tip of the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday.

John Braxton was spearfishing off Upolu Pointin when he was bitten on the left upper leg by a 13ft tiger shark.

The 27-year-old was able to swim to shore and a friend called 911.

A (graphic)video filmed* by Mr. Rocha shows a huge wound to his leg.

He was then airlifted to North Hawaii for surgery.

Apparently the water has been murky after recent rain.

This is the third reported shark on Sunday. Two teenagers were bitten in Florida, one surfing and the other wading.

All locations have been marked on the 2015 shark attack bites tracking map.

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  1. Oxybaby

    Grab a beer sir. You deserve it my friend 🙂

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