Kayaker Dies From Shark Bite Injury Off Maui

From KITV:

A kayaker reportedly died from his injuries after he was bitten by a shark in waters off Makena, according to Maui County officials.

Maui County Ocean Safety officers received a report around 10:20 a.m. Monday that said the man was fishing in his kayak somewhere between Maui and Molokini Island when he was bitten by a shark.

A friend, who was kayaking with the victim, took him to a nearby snorkeling charter boat, which then transported them to shore.

The victim died prior to reaching shore, according to Maui County officials. Although the incident took place some distance from shore, county lifeguards and officials from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources have closed beaches from Makena Landing to the surf area known as “dumps” until noon Tuesday. Read more.

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Photo: Screen shot, Dec. 2, 2013. (KITV)

—Chad Blair

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