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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:42 PM
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Man attacked by shark off Maui beach
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4328529.h...

Nov. 11, 2006, 11:24PM
Man attacked by shark off Maui beach

2006 The Associated Press

KIHEI, Hawaii A shark attacked a man swimming at a Maui beach Saturday, injuring his leg and hand, authorities said.

Kyle Gruen, 29, of Vancouver, Canada, was about 30 to 40 feet offshore when the shark grabbed his left side, said his twin brother, Jeff Gruen, who was at the beach when the attack happened.

"He was swimming along when just all of a sudden it got him," Jeff Gruen told The Honolulu Advertiser. "He pulled away and kicked it off, and it took off right away."

Maui County spokeswoman Ellen Pelissero said the victim was attacked near Kihei. He was listed in stable condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.


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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:45 PM
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1. Shark attack! Something must be done!
The next thing you know, brides will go missing!
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:46 PM
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2. Great. Kihei.
...Also known as "Where Robb got his PADI cert." :eyes:

And here I was whining about poor visibility at the time. Glad the fellow's stable.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:50 PM
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3. Don't feel badly
I couldn't figure out, one time when I was there, why I was one of only 2 people in the water (you'd think that would be a clue, huh?). Later that day I found out they'd just re-opened a beach 2 days before because a woman had been killed by a shark at that same beach! I really fear sharks....it's tough, too, because I really love the water. :scared:
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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:54 PM
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4. Well considering that Little Beach is located
in Kihea, this man should consider himself lucky that only his hand and leg were injured! Little Beach is a fantastic clothing optional beach............
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-14-07 06:49 PM
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6. I once saw a great white
eating a sea turtle at Little Beach, and later that same day, a diver was attacked by, presumably the same shark.

Fortunately, he got away with minor injuries.
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 06:13 PM
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5. another link..
..
http://starbulletin.com/2006/11/12/news/story03.html

<snip>
"It was a bad way to start a vacation ... bad luck for him, but it could have been worse," Jeff Gruen said.
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:hi:
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