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A 61-year-old man from Oregon was attacked and injured by a 10-foot shark while snorkeling in Hawaii, authorities said.

The attack occurred at about 9:35 a.m., when the man from Lake Oswego, Ore., was snorkeling near a shore in Kihei, Hawaii, Maui Police officials said in a news release.

The shark bit the man's left calf and he sustained a deep laceration, according to a preliminary investigation.

Medical first responders said that the man's injuries were "consistent to that of a shark bite," the news release said.

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The man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

After the incident, authorities closed the beach and were monitoring the area.

It was unclear what type of the shark was involved in the attack.

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