hawaii shark attack

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Updated: Aug. 20, 4:31 p.m.

Hawaii police say a woman bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Kealakekua Bay is expected to be released from a hospital.

Flickr / Vic DeLeon
Flickr / Vic DeLeon

Hawai’i made international news yesterday with another fatal shark attack on Maui.  Makena State Recreation Area was closed after the attack that happened before 10:30 am.  Maui police identified the victim as 57-year-old Patrick A. Briney of Stevenson, Washington.  A companion says Briney was fishing with artificial lures from a kayak with his leg dangling in the water when his leg was bitten.  It was the second fatal shark attack off South Maui in less than four months.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports there is one similarity in the Maui attacks.