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Shark attack reported at Maui beach

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WAIEHU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A man was attacked by a shark while in the water off Waiehu, Maui Wednesday afternoon.

Maui officials say a shark bit the man as he was diving about 100 yards offshore from Paukukalo Beach shortly after 4 p.m.

Shane Mills, 45, was treated by first responders for a three-inch laceration on his left hip.  He then drove himself to the hospital.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources closed one mile of the beach in each direction from the scene.

 

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