Kayaker dies after shark attack on MauiUPDATED 8:08 PM HST Dec 02, 2013Video Transcript
Just minutes ago ... We learned the name of the man who was killed off Maui... 57-year-old Patrick BRINEY of Washington State died after the shark bit off his foot! KITV4's Andrew Pereira has been tracking development. He has our top story at 6. Andrew? Yunji, Paula... Patrick Briney was brought on board a dive boat, but it was already too late. Patrick Briney was casting for bait fish between Maui and Molokini at about 10:20 a.m. when horror struck in the form of a shark. As Briney dangled his foot from his kayak, the shark surfaced without warning and bit down. Briney's was on another kayak about 500 yards away when he heard a scream. WILLIAM DUNAWAY: "AND HE HAD HEARD THE MAN CALL OUT TO HIM AND HE PADLLED OVER AND FOUND HIM IN THAT CONDITION, LYING DOWN 124... Husband and wife William Dunaway and Viviane Alfandary of Berkely, California were on the dive boat Sea Spirit when Briney's friend flagged the boat down. WILLIAM DUNAWAY: "AND HE STATED PEDDLING OVER TO US. WE SAW THAT HE WAS TETHERED TO ANOTHER KAYAK." When the two kayaks came into view, the true nature of Briney's gruesome injury was apparent to all. Briney's friend had applied a tourniquet above the wound. WILLIAM DUNAWAY: "WHEN THE BOAT GOT CLOSER WE SAW THAT THE PERSON IN THE KAYAK, AGE FROM 30 TO 40 YEARS OLD, WAS MISSING HIS FOOT AND HIS CALF, MOST OF IT WAS TORN OFF TO THE BONE." Alfandary, who's a doctor, knew it was already too late. VIVIANE ALFANDARY: "HE WAS YOUNG AND IT WAS REALLY SAD, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO." There have been 13 shark attacks in Hawaii so far this year, which is a record breaker. Of those attacks, eight have been off Maui, three off the Big Island, and one each off Kauai and Oahu. In August, German visitor Jana Lutterop died a week after she lost her arm to a shark off Pa-lau-ea Beach, also on Maui. WILLIAM AILA: "IN THE TWO FATAL INCIDENTS ON MAUI THIS YEAR UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE BITES OF LIMBS, WHICH CAUSED MASSIVE BLEEDING." Since 2009, there have been 33 shark attacks in Hawaii. 17 of those attacks have been off Maui, by far the most of any island. WILLIAM AILA: "AS OPPOSED TO IT BEING QUOTE A SHARK ATTACK WHERE THE SHARK KEEPS COMING BACK, IT'S USUALLY A BITE AND A LET GO." DLNR has a two-year study underway to try and identify factors in shark attacks and possible management strategies.