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Surfer killed in Maui shark attack identified as Napili man

The 56-year-old male recreational surfer who died after being bitten by a shark at Honolua Bay in Maui has been identified as Robin Warren of Napili, Maui police said.

Warren encountered the shark while paddling out from the old ramp in the bay at about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

When police arrived at the bay, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was being administered on him. Warren was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where he underwent surgery.

Police said he died Wednesday as a result of his injuries.

The incident occurred before the start of the second day of the Maui Women’s Pro Surf contest at the bay. Organizers suspended the competition and warning signs were posted on the beach.

This is the first shark-related fatality in Hawaii waters since May 2019 when a 65-year-old California man died after being bitten by a shark while swimming in Honokowai in Maui.

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