Kansas man bit by shark in Hawaii back home

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**Embargo: Honolulu, HI** A 58-year old man from Overland Park, Kansas, is recovering from a shark attack in the waters off Hapuna Beach State Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said the man was bitten by a 10-12 foot tiger shark while snorkeling with family. The […]

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – A doctor who was bitten by a shark while vacationing in Hawaii is recovering at home in Kansas.

KCTV reports 58-year-old Ken Grasing of Overland Park suffered deep cuts to his left forearm and a gash on his left thigh when he was bitten by a tiger shark while snorkeling with his sons in Hawaii last week.

Grasing, who works at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center, says he was standing in about 4 feet of water when the 10- to 12-foot tiger shark suddenly bit his left forearm. He hit the shark and a stranger helped him out of the water.

Grasing had surgery in Hawaii to repair tendons, a nerve and a muscle. He says he’s been told he will make a full recovery.

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Information from: KCTV-TV

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