KIHEI, MAUI (KHNL)- The shark scare is over- and a Maui beach is back open today. But the man who was bitten remains in the hospital tonight. 29 year old Kyle Gruen of Canada survived shark bites on his leg and hand while swimming yesterday.
The warning signs came down this morning and lifeguards re-opened the beach by noon. They had shut down a two mile stretch of beaches as a precaution.
The Maui Fire Department spent the morning flying over the water and searching on jet-skis but found no sharks. The victim is in stable condition. His twin brother Jeff Gruen describes the terrifying first moments. "When the guy told me my brother was bit my a shark it was a sinking, brutal feeling. He's dealing with it really well. He knows it could've been a lot worse. His biggest worry is we're out here for a friend's wedding. He's worried about disrupting that. He's the best man."
Jeff says Kyle will still be able to make that wedding tomorrow night. He will, however, be on crutches. This makes the 4th shark attack in the state this year.