A shark attacked a vacationer at a famous resort: He died in hospital from severe injuries
A vacationer was attacked by a shark in Pai'a Bay on the island of Maui, Hawaii. He was hospitalized at a nearby hospital, but his injuries were life-threatening.
The Maui Police Department reported that they arrived at the beach at about 11:19 a.m. on December 30, according to the official website. According to various sources, the victim was between 30 and 39 years old.
The man was reportedly surfing, but the water in the bay was not crystal clear, which may have affected the visibility of the bottom.
When police arrived at the beach, the man was still alive. Ocean safety officers pulled him onto a jet ski and brought him to the shore, where he was taken to the hospital.
"Once the man was ashore, lifeguards performed life-saving measures until paramedics arrived and transported him to Maui Memorial Medical Centre for further treatment," the statement said.
Unfortunately, the vacationer died from his injuries. No further details were provided, so the identity of the deceased remains classified. The competent authorities are investigating the tragic incident.
After the man was rescued from the water, Baldwin Beach Park and Lower Paia Park (Baby Beach) were closed, and warning signs were placed around the area.
"In accordance with standard protocols, shark warning signs have been placed for a distance of one mile on both sides of the incident site from Tavares Bay to Baby Beach. If there is no sign of shark activity by noon on Sunday, the signs will be removed," the Department of Land and Natural Resources said on its Facebook page.