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Friday
Nov302012

Oregon Man Attacked by Shark Off Maui Coast

Comstock/Thinkstock(KIHEI, Hawaii) -- An Oregon man suffered a shark bite in the waters off Maui in Hawaii Friday. Police said the man appeared to have a gash in his leg but was able to climb onto a paddleboard and get back on shore.

The 61-year-old man told police it looked like a 10-foot shark.

Police say sharks were seen in the the area, and that there has seen an increase in shark attacks this year.

"In this area and also island wide, there has been several incidences with in the last year, this past year of incidents with sharks," Lt. Wayne Ibarra with the Maui Police said Friday.

The victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment. Police say at the time of medical transport, the man was "alert and conscious."

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Wednesday
Aug292012

Men Survive 100-Foot Cliff Plunge in Maui

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MAUI, Hawaii) -- Two occupants of a car navigating dangerous roads in Hawaii escaped nearly unharmed after they plunged off a 100-foot cliff on Maui, Hawaii.

According to local news reports, the tourists were driving near Makamakaole Gulch on Kahekili Highway early Tuesday morning when their car veered off the highway and over the cliff. According to the Maui News, the car plummeted off the cliff around 2:30 a.m.

One man, a visitor from South Carolina, escaped from the crashed car and hiked up the cliff for an hour before finding help from a resident around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the report. The pair then called emergency services for aide.

Fire and rescue crews then helped evacuate the second man, from California, from the vehicle. Both men were treated and released from a local hospital with minor injuries. The men have not yet been identified.

Calls to Maui Fire Services were not immediately returned.

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