Updated at 9:32 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2006
Maui beaches reopen after shark sighting
Advertiser StaffLAHAINA, Maui Department of Land and Natural Resources officials at 2:40 p.m. reopened a stretch of West Maui beaches that was closed earlier in the day after a large tiger shark was spotted off Mala Wharf in Lahaina.
Beaches from Lahaina Harbor to Hanakao'o Beach Park in Ka'anapali were closed after an 18- to 20-foot shark was reportedly seen dining on a turtle carcass.
The beaches were reopened when the shark left the area and no further sightings were reported.