Woman (51) beats off shark attack
A 51-year-old woman from California has been attacked by a shark on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
'Maui News' reports that the beaches near Makena Landing Beach Park were closed after the shark attacked the woman when she was about 20 yards from shore.
The shark was estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long.
Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the woman suffered puncture wounds to her right inner thigh and lacerations to the front and back of her right hand from pushing the shark away.
She was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Centre in a stable condition.