An elderly woman was found lifeless off the coast of Maui on April 29. The 65-year-old woman suffered injury to her torso, said to be consistent with shark bites.
Meanwhile, lifeguards in Los Angeles Seal Beach also issued a warning regarding two juvenile white sharks up to six feet in width.
Shark killed 65-year-old woman in Maui shark attack
Maui officials identified the elderly woman as Margaret Cruse of Kihei. She was found floating face-down in the water at 8:30 a.m. on April 29, NBC News reported. Paramedics tried to save her but to no avail. The woman was snorkeling with two other elderly but the shark attack separated her from them.
Due to the incident, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources or DLNR has closed Makena State Park and ocean waters from Big Beach to La Perouse light house to ocean users.
“This is in response to a fatal shark bite this morning in the Kanahena Cove area of Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers, Division of Aquatic Resources staff, and County lifeguards are on scene to investigate and warn the public. Shark warning signs are being posted. Further details about the incident are pending,” the department said in a statement.
Los Angeles juvenile white shark sighting
Meanwhile Los Angeles officials and lifeguards at Seal Beach and Sunset Beach are warning beachgoers against two juvenile white sharks of up to six feet spotted off the coast. The Seal Beach Marine Safety Department posted signs to warn everyone of the possible risk brought by the sightings, CBS Los Angeles reported.
While the juvenile sharks spotted seemed to look harmless and by nature is not threatening, lifeguards at the Seal beach and Sunset Beach recommends due precaution.
“The sharks are out there, and they’ve been out there for at least a couple days. We want people to make their own informed decisions as to if they want to get in the water or not,” Chief Joe Bailey told CBS.
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