Video: Teenage surfer tells Hawaii News Now about shark attack
HILO, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The victim of a shark attack on the Big Island over the weekend spoke out to reporters on Monday, calling himself "lucky" to have been spared more serious injury.
16-year-old Jimmy "Ulu Boy" Napeahi was surfing in an area known as "Shacks" near the Pohoiki Boat Ramp at around 2 p.m. on Sunday when he was bitten on both legs by the shark, which he later said was gray and around eight feet long.
"It hit me so fast I didn't know what was going on," Napeahi told Hawaii News Now on Monday. "I don't know how I got bit by a shark. But I didn't even see my leg, didn't see how bad my wounds are."
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