Shark sighting closes Kanaha Beach Park

Turtle attacked by shark on Maui
Turtle attacked by shark on Maui

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ocean safety officials on Maui closed a portion of Kanaha Beach Park after dozens of people saw a shark attack a sea turtle Monday.

About forty witnesses said they saw a shark chase and attack the sea turtle at around 3:30 p.m. Ocean Safety shut down Kanaha Beach Park for about a mile from Kite Beach to the Kahului Airport runway.

Pictures taken by witnesses show the shark to be about 10 to 12 feet long, according to the size of the shark's fin.

The sea turtle is still alive and is being transported to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The turtle sustained lacerations to the right front fin.

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