Board bitten by shark at Ka'a Point on Maui

PHOTO: Courtesy DLNR / Russell Sparks
PHOTO: Courtesy DLNR / Russell Sparks

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - [Update 10:30 a.m. - Wednesday]

Maui County Ocean Safety and DLNR officials made a unified decision at 7:00 a.m. this morning to reopen Ka'a Point at Kanaha. There was NO sighting of any shark in the area this morning.

[Original story posted below]

Maui County Ocean Safety officials said that a free-floating kiteboard was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon at Ka'a Point near Kanaha Beach Park.

Officials say that no injuries were reported. The incident took place at approximately 2:20 p.m.

The shoreline has been closed for one mile on each side of Ka'a Point until dusk; DLNR and Ocean Safety will make a determination early tomorrow on whether to reopen the area.

According to witnesses, the shark was estimated to be 10-12 feet in length; no information is currently available on the type of shark. 

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