Shark Attack Off Kihei - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Shark Attack Off Kihei

KIHEI, Maui (KHNL) - Beaches are closed on Maui after a woman was attacked by a shark while snorkling off of Keawakapu Beach in Kihei. Maui officials say the woman in her sixties sustained injuries to a foot and calf.

She was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center. It happened around 8:30 Monday morning. Details on the type of shark and its size are unavailable.

Maui officials say there was an earlier report by a man surfing at Kamaole Beach Park who said that a friend's surfboard was bumped by what appeared to be a tiger shark. That incident happened around 7:30 AM Monday morning. No one was hurt in that incident.

A 4 mile stretch of beach from Kalama Park to the Grand Wailea Resort is closed. The areas are expected to remain closed Monday and possibly Tuesday.


  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

    Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:11:51 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:30:34 GMT
    In a press conference on Wednesday after they were released from the hospital, the boys apologized to their parents. (Source: NBT WORLD/CNN)In a press conference on Wednesday after they were released from the hospital, the boys apologized to their parents. (Source: NBT WORLD/CNN)

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    More >>

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    More >>
  • Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

    Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:30:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Lawmakers want ability to send missile alerts through streaming services like Netflix, Spotify

    Lawmakers want ability to send missile alerts through streaming services like Netflix, Spotify

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:17:47 GMT
    Legislators are introducing a new bill that will aim to improve how the public receives missile alerts. (Image: Hawaii News Now)Legislators are introducing a new bill that will aim to improve how the public receives missile alerts. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
    Legislators are introducing a new bill that will aim to improve how the public receives missile alerts. (Image: Hawaii News Now)Legislators are introducing a new bill that will aim to improve how the public receives missile alerts. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

    Your attention, please: A new bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Wednesday is aiming to improve how the public receives emergency alerts — including, potentially, the ability to disseminate messages using the country's most popular streaming services. 

    More >>

    Your attention, please: A new bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Wednesday is aiming to improve how the public receives emergency alerts — including, potentially, the ability to disseminate messages using the country's most popular streaming services. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly