A 56-year-old surfer died in Maui, Hawaii, on Wednesday evening, at some point after a shark had attacked him.
The sufferer, who lived within the Lahaina part of Maui, was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Heart after being handled on the scene. The authorities wouldn’t give his identify or launch particulars about his accidents. He was reported to be in important, however steady, situation after an preliminary spherical of surgical procedure on Tuesday.
It was unclear what sort of shark had been concerned and if different folks had been within the water on the time of the assault.
The assault occurred earlier than the day’s contests on the World Surf League’s Ladies’s Skilled Browsing Competitors, often known as Maui Professional. The competitors was placed on maintain after the assault. The group will maintain it in a unique location.
“We’re engaged on choices to finish the Maui Professional introduced by ROXY occasion at an alternate location in Hawaii and can replace everybody quickly,” the corporate mentioned on its web site.
State officers erected shark warning indicators at Honolua Bay after the 56-year-old man was attacked on Tuesday.
“The Hawaii Division of Land and Pure Assets extends its deepest condolences to the household and associates of the person killed within the shark assault on Maui this week,” the division, which arrange the warning indicators, mentioned in a press release. The division manages public lands like state parks and seashores.
The native authorities responded to the same episode final month, when a lady was bitten by what might need been a shark on Thanksgiving Day. CNN reported that the unnamed lady had been visiting from California, and the Maui County Hearth Division mentioned she had sustained “extreme trauma” from the chunk.
On Thursday, a 38-year-old vacationer in St. Martin died after she was attacked by a shark about 500 toes from shore. It was the primary deadly shark assault reported in that a part of the Caribbean in current reminiscence, a authorities official instructed The Related Press.
Azi Paybarah contributed reporting.