Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hawaii Has Second Shark Attack in 3 Days

A shark attack in Maui, Hawaii on Wednesday morning at 8:30am marks the second attack within a three day period.

The female was bitten in in her upper torso while swimming in murky waters 10 feet deep approximately 30 feet off the shore at Ulua Beach Park.

The woman was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with undisclosed injuries and she underwent surgery.

Beaches in the area have been closed by authorities and they will access the situation on Thursday to determine if they should be reopened.

This follows a shark attack on Monday of a surfer in Oahu. (Story)

News Stories
•Woman attacked by shark in waters off South Maui - KHON News
•Shark Bite Closes South Maui Beach - Honolulu Civil Beat
•Maui Beaches in Kihei and Waialae area closed after shark attack - Hawaii Reporter
•Shark attack off south Maui injures woman, closes beach - Honolulu Star Advertiser

UPDATE (08/01): FIRST PHOTOS: Shark Attack Survivor Recovering on Maui - Maui Now

Video News Account by Maui Now

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