October 10th, 2004



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.

Collapse )

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