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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 4:58 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2006

Shark bites girl off Maui waters

Advertiser Staff

MAKENA, Maui — A 15-year-old girl was bitten on the leg by a shark at Makena State Park at around 4:30 p.m. today.

Initial reports indicate the girl suffered a 12-inch wound on her calf.

Makena is located along the same shoreline where the shark-ravaged remains of a diver were found Friday. Autopsy results indicate Anthony Moore, 45, of San Jose, Calif., likely died before his body was attacked by sharks.

On Dec. 21, a San Diego man lost part of his left hand when he was bitten by a shark while swimming several hundred yards off Keawakapu Beach in Kihei. On Feb. 1, a kayaker reported being bumped by a large shark about a mile off Makena State Park.