Kihei fire fighters responded to Cove Park for a report of a shark bite. Crews arrived and found a 66 year-old female with two lacerations, about two inches in size, on her lower right leg. Earlier reports indicated the victim was male.
Upon investigation, according to Maui Fire Department Services Chief Lee Mainaga, it was most likely not a shark bite. Fire fighters provided first aid to the Paia resident. She declined transport by medics to the hospital. The female was surfing and fell off of her board when this incident happened.
Lifeguards patrolled the beaches but nothing found. Beach remained open.