Shark attack on Maui’s north shore: ‘Serious’ shark bite, What happened to woman at Pāʻia Bay?

Shark attack on Maui’s north shore: ‘Serious’ shark bite, What happened to woman at Pāʻia Bay?

The third similar event in Hawaii seas this year resulted in a woman receiving significant injuries late today afternoon at Lower Paia Beach Park on Maui’s north shore.

Maui shark attack

The incident prompted the county Department of Parks and Recreation to announce it was closing the Paia park along with Baldwin and Kuau Bay beach parks through 7 a.m., and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources posted shark warning signs from Baldwin Beach to Tavares Bay urging people to stay out of the water. Monday.

Shark attack on Maui’s north shore

An update on her condition and other details were not immediately available.

DLNR’s Division response on maui shark attack

In addition to the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources and Maui ocean safety officers, police officers from the DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement responded to the shark encounter and set up signs warning people to remain out of the water 1 mile on either side of Paia Bay.

DLNR also recorded serious shark bites previously

This year, the DLNR has two prior shark incidents. On March 21, a 6-foot Galapagos shark bit a scuba diver on the right big toe about a mile off Keahole Point on Hawaii island, and on February 9, a cookiecutter shark bit a person who was floating approximately 1.5 miles off Kahaluu Beach Park in Kailua-Kona on the right foot and calf.

DLNR also recorded serious shark bites previously

On December 8, 2020, a surfer was mauled by a 14-foot tiger shark at Honolua Bay on the island of Maui, marking the last fatal shark attack in Hawaii.

Police restricted the area where shark bites women

People are advised to avoid the water until a further evaluation and all-clear is given, and shark warning signs will remain up until then. After 12 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2022, the state will review the region and make a decision.

Baldwin Beach Park, Lower Paia Beach Park, and Kuau Bay Beach Park have all been closed as a result of the shark incident, according to the County of Maui. The County parks will remain closed through Sunday and will reopen on Monday, Sept. 5, at 7 a.m.

According to county officials, that incident was reported in Pia Bay around 4:10 p.m.  A woman in her early 50s was swimming approximately 40 feet from shore when someone noticed she needed assistance and was in trouble. The first responders on the scene were firefighters.

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