Swimmer Dies After Suspected Shark Bite in Ka’anapali

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and Division of Aquatic Resources are assisting Maui County in putting up shark warning signs at Ka’anapali Beach Park after what was reported as a fatal shark incident this morning at about 8:48 am.

The victim was a 65-year-old male from California. A witness reported the man was swimming about 200 yards offshore which turned out to be actually only 60 yards when crews got on the scene. Rescue personnel brought the man back to shore and performed CPR.

Following standard protocols, warning signs are up for 1/2 mile on either side of the incident area and will remain in place until at least noon tomorrow. At that time if an assessment shows no signs of sharks the signs will come down.

Engine 3, Ladder 3, Jetski 3, Rescue 10 along with Air 1 responded to this incident.



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