INJURED — 11 November 2006 — Kama’ole Beach Park II, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii — swimmer attacked

Kyle Gruen, 29, was bitten on his left side by a shark while swimming about 30 to 40 feet offshore of Kama’ole Beach Park II, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. His thigh and hand were injured in the attack which took place at 12.30 pm local time on Saturday 11 November 2006, according to a report in the Honolulu Advertiser.

Gruen was carried to shore by bystanders and taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was reported in a stable condition.

His twin brother Jeff Gruen, who was on the beach at the time of the attack told the newspaper: “He was swimming along when just all of a sudden it got him. He pulled away and kicked it off, and it took off right away.”

The size or species of shark was not reported.

Sources: Honolulu Advertiser

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