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Victim of shark attack in Maui’s Honolua Bay dies from his injuries – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2020-12-10 02:08:00 –

  • COURTESY HAWAII DLNR

    A 56-year-old man from Lahaina died Wednesday morning after being bitten by a shark while surfing in Honolua Bay, Maui. The man was rowing from an old ramp in the bay when he was attacked. This photo from the State Department of Natural Resources shows a surfboard bitten by a male shark.

A 56-year-old Lahaina man who was bitten by a shark while surfing in Honolua Bay was injured and died today, according to a spokeswoman for the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Surfers were attacked Tuesday morning while rowing from an old ramp in the bay and were admitted to a medical center that died earlier today, spokeswoman Tracy Daralda confirmed.

No other details about his death were revealed.

The shark attack occurred before the start of the second day of the Women’s Maui Pro Surf Contest in the Bay. The tournament organizer suspended the tournament and a shark warning sign was posted on the beach.

The victim was a recreation surfer, according to a news release from the Conservation Resources Enforcement Department of the State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

According to a list maintained by DLNR, the death of a man has been due to a shark attack in Hawaii’s waters since May 2019. The 2019 attack took place near Honolua Bay, just a few miles from Honolua Bay.

According to the list, the last shark incident in Hawaii occurred on September 6th at Kapunau Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. The victim was snorkeling about 100 yards from the shore and suffered a laceration in his ankle.

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