Shark Attack In Hawaii Left Calif. Man With 6-Inch Bite In His Thigh (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

WAILUKU, Hawaii — Ocean safety officers in Maui are patrolling an area where a shark bit a California man.

The 58-year-old Marina Del Rey man was bit in the leg Tuesday off Kaanapali Shores Place in Lahaina. Firefighters described his thigh wound as a 6-inch bite in the outline of a shark's jaws.

Maui County officials say the man later told authorities the shark had a head the size of a basketball. Surfers who were nearby reported seeing a 4-foot-long shark. Lifeguards believe it was a reef shark.

The Maui News reports () the area off Kaanapali Shores Place likely will remain closed for at least part of Wednesday. http://is.gd/9uyPoh

People have been warned to stay out of the water for a mile in either direction from the location of the attack along the shoreline. Warning signs have been posted.

___

Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Sharks!
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Ka'anapali beaches closed following shark attack - Hawaii News Now

Big Island surfer hospitalized from shark attack - Hawaii News Now ...

Surfing buddy describes shark attack at Kiholo Bay - Hawaii News ...

Beach reopens following Wednesday shark attack - Hawaii News ...

Maui officials reopen beach following shark attack

A Surfers Guide to Hawaii

Shark Bite Closes Maui's Kaanapali Beach

Bison Attack Caught On Camera At Utah's Antelope Island State Park (VIDEO)