Saturday, November 30, 2013

58-Year-Old Women Bitten by Shark in Maui, Hawaii

On Friday November 29, 2013, a 58-year-old Hiaku resident was bitten by a shark at Keawakapu Beach in Kihei, Maui.

At around 1:00pm, the victim was snorkeling approximately 60 feet off shore when an unknown species of shark bit her right calf.

Several beachgoers aided the woman by placing her on a bodyboard and helping her to shore.

The woman was transported by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center with non fatal injuries.  A two mile stretch of beach was closed but is expected to reopen early this afternoon.

This marks the seventh shark incident off Maui this year with the last one occurring on October 31st when a kiteboarder was bitten by a possible tiger shark.

News Accounts:
Shark Attack Forces Closure of South Maui Shoreline - Maui Now
Maui beach closed after shark bites swimmer - Hawaii News Now
Updated: Woman injured in shark attack off South Maui - Maui News
Woman attacked by shark off Maui - The Garden Island