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Shark warning signs remain posted at Kapalua beach

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:24 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2013

Lifeguards reopened DT Flemings Beach near Kapalua on Maui Sunday morning, but shark warning signs remain posted and lifeguards are advising beach-goers not to go into the water because the ocean in the area remains murky and full of debris from stream run-off, a Maui Fire Department spokesman said.

Three shark sightings close to shore prompted officials to close DT Fleming Beach Saturday.

Ocean Safety officials said a hammerhead shark was seen about five to 10 yards offshore at about 9 a.m. It was seen again at about 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Lifeguards closed the beach for about 2 hours after the initial sighting, closed it again for about 2 hours after the second sighting and closed it until Sunday morning after the third sighting.

Ocean Safety officials did not see any sharks Sunday morning.

There have been eight shark attacks on Maui this year. Two have been fatal.

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saywhatyouthink wrote:
How many more people will have to get attacked by sharks before DLNR does something about it? Back in the 70-80's fisherman would remove these large sharks from areas where there were attacks with the consent of the State. While that may not be a perfect solution, doing nothing when shark attacks rise to record levels is not acceptable either. Abercrombie is likely the most incompetent governor Hawaii has ever had. All his head dept. people seem to share his incompetence, particularly DLNR, DOE, DOH, DHHL, UH and DOT. Just one scandal after another from these crooked politicians.
on December 29,2013 | 02:24PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
It's some of those mentality that wait until a few people get killed, then they do something, just like the unfortunate crash near The Kahe Plant last night. Concrete Median Barriers there have long been needed and maybe only now "authorities" will do something. Lawmakers need to be more proactive, and not with issues like Gay Marriage. Lawmakers need to be proactive with issues like installing concrete median barriers on dangerous portions of Farrington Highway on West Oahu.
on December 29,2013 | 10:38PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Concrete median barriers? Yeah, probably good enough to keep the sharks out. But maybe we gotta drill pukas to let the `aweoweo swim back and forth.
on December 30,2013 | 02:41AM
false wrote:
lol i talking about The Kahe Point area.
on December 30,2013 | 09:40AM
false wrote:
I go for the idea from saywhatuthink: just let local fisherman catch the sharks.
on December 30,2013 | 09:41AM
false wrote:
Hanabata, i only get Hanakuso, and i wonder how Hanabusa when get stuck in Waianae?
on December 30,2013 | 09:42AM
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