October 10th, 2004

Yo!

Danger

The waters and the life in them surrounding the Hawaiian Islands can be very dangerous. This happened recently which shows how very real the dangers are:



Shark attacks diver off Moloka'i

A 34-year-old O'ahu man was bitten by what was described as a large shark yesterday off Moloka'i's southeast shore, according to the Maui County police and fire departments.

Police said the victim was diving with a friend in waters outside the Kupeke fish pond. The friend had come into shore when the attack occurred, police said.

A fire official said he was attacked around 12:40 p.m. near a wall about 200 yards from the beach access.

"He was diving alone and he had got bitten by a shark," Maui County Assistant Fire Chief Frank Tam said. "He was screaming. Some residents and bystanders came to his aid, saw that he had an injury and called 911.

A kayaker helped bring him to shore, police said.

"He was bitten front to back in his shoulder area," Tom said

Police said he was also injured in the face.

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Seen at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Oct/10/ln/ln01p.html