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Shark attacks diver, 45, on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:36 a.m. HST, Oct 24, 2013

A 45-year-old man diving off a Maui beach was attacked by a shark Wednesday afternoon, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

Responding firefighters found the man already on shore at Waiehu Beach with several one-inch lacerations to his lower back, Maui Fire Department spokesman Chief Lee Mainaga said.

The man had been swimming about 100 yards off shore when he encountered the shark shortly before 4 p.m.

Medics treated the man at the beach, but he drove himself to the hospital for follow-up treatment, Mainaga said.

Ocean Safety lifeguards cleared the bay and checked the area.

Department of Land and Natural Resources personnel are also investigating.

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TaiBow wrote:
This is very unusual, unless the diver was carrying fish that he speared.
on October 23,2013 | 05:20PM
Skyler wrote:
Seeing where that shark bit - where, exactly, do you think he was carrying that fish?
on October 23,2013 | 10:01PM
Skyler wrote:
I think it was all that skin showing... whoa.
on October 23,2013 | 06:10PM
syhud wrote:
Never go diving using a thong. If you do make sure it's clean!
on October 23,2013 | 06:45PM
salsacoquibx wrote:
LOL yeah NO THONGS..on men at least..LOL
on October 24,2013 | 06:49AM
NDN wrote:
So many shark attacks recently... So many turtles around... I think we messed up the ecosystem. The waters around our island is a buffet for sharks.
on October 23,2013 | 10:20PM
kukunaokala wrote:
on October 24,2013 | 05:40AM
salsacoquibx wrote:
I think humans are becoming the next food scource..yes the Ecosystem is getting messed up..
on October 24,2013 | 06:48AM
dlum003 wrote:
oh please
on October 24,2013 | 08:30AM
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