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Shark Attack Reported Near Kahana Resort

June 26, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Maui Police Department reported a shark attack at the beach fronting the Hololani Resort, 4401 Lower Honoapi'ilani Highway in Kahana, at around 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, June 26.

Fire crews arrived found a 16-year-old female with a 4 to 5 inch avulsion to her left calf. Fire personnel provided medical treatment and dressed the wound.

The family denied medical transport, instead took her daughter by their own vehicle to seek treatment. The female was from Livermore, California.

Ocean Safety and DLNR are treating this incident as a shark attack. The beach has been closed until 6:45 p.m. this evening. They will reassess at this time to determine whether to keep the beach closed or reopen to the public.



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