Newport native attacked by shark in Hawaii

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By News Staff

A Newport native is in critical condition Friday after he was bitten by a shark in Hawaii, according to a local Hawaiian television station.

The 25-year-old was sitting on his surfboard in the waters of Leftovers Beach Park, in Oahu, when he was attacked by the shark.

Witnesses say his legs were dangling it the water when it happened, and it appears he lost his left leg, above the knee.

ABC6 will update when more information becomes available.

© WLNE-TV 2015