South Maui beach reopened after shark bite

Victim is female; she was bitten in upper torso

Published  1:39 PM HST Jul 31, 2013
WAILUKU, Hawaii -

Maui County officials have reopened Ulua Beach where a female was bitten by a shark on Wednesday.

The South Maui beach was reopened at noon Thursday.

Ocean Safety officials report the bite happened in 10 feet of water about 30 feet offshore.

County officials say she was bitten in the upper torso.

The shoreline from Polo Beach Park to the Mana Kai Maui Resort in the Kihei-Wailea area was closed off until officials could determine it was safe to reopen.

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