3PM UPDATE: After receiving further information from DLNR having concluded that this was not a shark bite, Maui County Ocean Safety personnel are taking down warning signs and returning to normal operations.
Maui County Ocean Safety Officers along with DLNR DOCARE Officers and MPD are clearing the ocean from Kalama Park to Kihei Boat Ramp as the result of a shark bite incident involving a swimmer in the area of Kamaole I and Charlie Young beaches. Please stay out of the water in those areas until the all clear has been given.
The incident occurred at 11:11 am at Charlie Young Beach, Kihei. Personnel got on scene at Charlie Young beach with the victim already on shore. She was reportedly swimming just off shore when bit, and managed to make it to shore on her own power. Ocean Safety and Fire personnel treated the victim for multiple puncture wounds and lacerations to her shoulder. She was transported to MMMC by Medics. Ocean Safety personnel have posted warning signs in the area and are urging people to stay out of the water. Ocean Safety will also be patrolling the vicinity on jet skis.
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