Signs warning of a shark sighting are posted at Makaha Beach Park in Waianae, Hawaii, on Oct. 29, 2015.
Audrey McAvoy—AP
October 30, 2015 7:23 AM EDT

A 10-year-old was bitten by a shark in Hawaii, officials confirmed Thursday.

Raymond Senensi was bitten on Wednesday at Makaha Beach Park in Oahu, USA Today reports.

Senensi said he was on a boogie board waiting for a wave when the shark appeared. “I kicked him with this leg and then I kicked him in the nose. And then, I didn’t panic,” he said.

Senensi is recovering and due to be released from the hospital shortly. This marks Hawaii’s seventh shark encounter this year.

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