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Shark bites Maui swimmer; beaches closed

KAANAPALI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - -

Ocean safety crews are responding to a reported shark attack in waters off west Maui.

The incident occurred Thursday afternoon near Kaanapali. Early reports indicate an adult male swimmer was bitten by a shark, but there is no word on the extent of his injuries.

Maui County says that the beaches are closed from the area fronting the Kaanapali Alii to Honokowai Beach Park until noon tomorrow, Friday, November 14th.

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