Woman Bit by Shark at Maui Beach

Nov 30, 2013 by

Woman Bit by Shark at Maui Beach

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A woman was taken to a hospital in Maui after being bitten by a shark at Keawakapu Beach on the south shore of the Hawaiian island.

The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition, according to media reports.

The beach is closed until 12 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 30.

This is the fourth shark attack this fall and the third on Maui, which happened on Oct. 23 and 31. The other attack occurred on Kaui on Oct. 20. This is one less than at the same time last year, but it is the 11th attack in 2013, one more than last year, according to HawaiiSharks.com.

Four of the victims – two women, counting the recent victim, and three men – have suffered light to deep lacerations from reef and tiger sharks, one shark species is unknown. One surfer escaped with only damage to his board. The worse attack was upon a kite surfer 750 yards out into the water at Kanaha, Ka’a Point.

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