Lake Oswego man bitten by shark in Maui

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by David Krough and Mike Benner

NWCN.com

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 8:07 PM

KIHEI, Maui - A 61-year-old Lake Oswego man is recovering from a shark bite while snorkeling in Maui Friday.

Tom Kennedy was about 250 yards offshore when he was bitten by what he said was a 10-foot shark.

"It didn't hurt so much," said Kennedy.  "I could see I was trailing blood which is my next concern."

Kennedy then got on his paddleboard and was escorted into shore by family and some nearby local canoe club members, Maui police said.

The man had a deep cut to his left calf, consistent with that of a shark bite.

Lifeguards closed the beaches to monitor the area.

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