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Shark bites diver off Maui during tournament

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Michael Alcorn and Duncan Speakman by noii’s
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MAUI, Hawaii –  A diver has suffered severe cuts to his right ankle after being bitten by a tiger shark off Maui. A 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 but he kept it away with a spear gun. The man bled profusely and his diving partner used their tag-line to create a tourniquet and pull him to shore. Mainaga said the man’s injury did not appear to be life-threatening. Authorities closed a nearby beach and told surfers and paddle boarders to get out of the water after the incident.

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A diver has suffered severe cuts to his right ankle after being bitten by a tiger shark off Maui.

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Shark bites diver off Maui during tournament

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