Maui beach reopens following shark bite that injured a man while kite foiling

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Published: May. 16, 2021 at 3:10 PM HST
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MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 35-year-old man is expected to make a full recovery following a reported shark bite off a Maui coast.

Maui County officials said the man fell off his kite foil around 4:45 p.m. Saturday about 400 yards off Kanaha Beach Park. Officials said that’s when he was bit by a shark in the upper leg as he was trying to get back onto his board.

Officials said the man suffered 2 to 3 inch lacerations but he was able to make it back to shore on his own.

He declined medical treatment once on shore.

It was estimated that the shark was between 5 to 8 feet long. Officials closed the beach, but it reopened Sunday.

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