HONOLULU (Hawai‘i)- A 35-year-old woman, visiting from California, was bitten by a shark on Thanksgiving Day in waters off the Hawaiian island of Maui.
“A companion nearby saw a fin in the water and reported the woman was bitten by a shark,” the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a statement. The woman suffered “severe trauma from what was believed to be a shark bite,” according to the Maui County Fire Department, which was dispatched for a possible drowning. The woman was swimming about 100 yards off shore from the Mahina Surf Condominiums in Lahaina in West Maui when the incident occurred. She was rescued and taken to the hospital.
3 shark incidents
So far this year, there have been three confirmed shark incidents in Hawaii, according to the state, one of which was in Maui. Last year there were 14 confirmed incidents.
The chances of being bitten by a shark are less than one in a million, according to theDepartment of Land and Natural Resources.
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