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Maui beaches reopened after no sharks seen this morning

By Star-Advertiser staff


The state Department of Land and Natural Resources reopened beaches on Maui that were closed following a fatal shark attack Monday.

Maui County lifeguards and state conservation officers conducted water patrols and the Maui Fire Department helicopter flew over waters from Little Beach to Makena Landing and saw no sharks this morning.

Shark warning signs were taken down and beaches reopened at about noon today.

Patrick A. Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash., was kayak fishing with a friend when he was bitten on the right leg and apparently died from severe bleeding Monday morning.

Briney was fishing about a half-mile off Little Beach in Makena when the attack occurred at 9 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

Briney was the second person to die from a shark attack on Maui this year.

German visitor Jana Lutteropp, 20, received fatal injuries Aug. 14 at White Rock.

Six other shark attacks on Maui in 2013 include a woman snorkeling Friday in waters off Keawa-kapu, an attack upon a surfer at Paia Bay on Feb. 21, another surfer at Hono-ko-wai on Feb. 21, a snorkeler at Ulua Beach on July 31, a swimmer at Wai-ehu on Oct. 23 and a kite surfer at Kanaha on Oct. 31.

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