Updated at 3:39 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Woman injured in Maui shark attack
By Christie Wilson
Advertiser Neighbor Island Editor
The incident occurred before noon at Kamaole Beach Park I in Kihei.
The woman was swimming about 10 to 15 feet from shore when something grabbed ahold of her foot, said Maui County Water Safety Operations Supervisor Archie Kalepa. The water was murky from recent rains and she did not see what bit her, Kalepa said.
The woman, a part-time Maui resident, underwent surgery at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Several beaches along the popular South Maui shoreline were closed yesterday normal protocol following a shark attack.