FOX News reports that the unidentified man was fishing with artificial bait in a kayak between Maui and Molokini when the shark attacked. The man reportedly had his foot dangling outside the kayak when the attack took place.
Reports indicate that the man's fishing partner applied a tourniquet to the injured leg, before seeking help from a nearby tour boat. The two men were taken to shore, and the injured man was transported to the hospital. There is no word on when the fisherman was pronounced dead.
Although this attack took place offshore, officials are still warning people to stay out of the water a mile north and south of the Makena State Recreation Area in Maui.
Officials say there have been eight shark attacks this year in Maui, and a total of 13 statewide. A spokesperson from the Department of Land and Natural Resources told reporters they aren't sure why they are seeing an increase in shark attacks, but they are “conducting a two-year study of shark behavior around Maui that may give us better insights.”
Authorities are unclear at this time what species of shark was responsible for Monday's attack.
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