Shark Attacks Close 2 Hawaii Beaches

Both victims survived in Maui

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 1, 2013 4:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two shark attacks this week have closed a pair of beaches off Maui, reports NBC News. In both cases, the victims survived. The most recent occurred Wednesday when a woman got bit in the upper torso while swimming in murky waters off the Hawaiian island. She was able to swim to shore and is recuperating from surgery. The earlier attack took place Sunday when a shark chomped on a male surfer's leg, but fortunately let go and swam away. The 19-year-old also is recuperating from surgery. That makes nine attacks in a year off Maui, according to the website HawaiiSharks.com. (Scary attacks, but thankfully nowhere near this awful case in Brazil.)

File image of a tiger shark. A surfer thinks it was a tiger shark that bit him in Hawaii.
File image of a tiger shark. A surfer thinks it was a tiger shark that bit him in Hawaii.   (?)
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