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2 divers encounter bold shark off Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 05, 2013

~~<p>A two-mile stretch of coastal waters off South Maui was closed Wednesday after two divers reported aggressive behavior by a shark that followed them to shore near Little Beach -- just two days after a fatal attack on a kayak fisherman nearby.</p>
<p>State officials said the divers told lifeguards that an 8- to 10-foot Galapagos shark made several passes at them while they were spearfishing close to shore off Black Sand Beach at Makena about 11:20 a.m. They said they tried to fend off the shark with their spears but it kept coming, so they let it take their catch and headed back to shore at Little Beach, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.</p>
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A two-mile stretch of coastal waters off South Maui was closed Wednesday after two divers reported aggressive behavior by a shark that followed them to shore near Little Beach -- just two days after a fatal attack on a kayak fisherman nearby.

State officials said the divers told lifeguards that an 8- to 10-foot Galapagos shark made several passes at them while they were spearfishing close to shore off Black Sand Beach at Makena about 11:20 a.m. They said they tried to fend off the shark with their spears but it kept coming, so they let it take their catch and headed back to shore at Little Beach, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Login for more...



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