MAUI, Hawaii – A diver has suffered severe cuts to his
right ankle after being bitten by a tiger shark off Maui.
Maui County Fire Department spokesman said the 30-year-old Kahului
man and his partner were participating in a diving tournament Sunday
when he felt something tug on his leg.
Lee Mainaga said the
shark, believed to be about 15-foot tiger shark, circled back after
biting the man. The man bled profusely and his diving partner
used their tag-line to create a tourniquet and pull him to shore.
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