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California snorkeler attacked by shark in Hawaii

A 73-year-old California man snorkeling off the coast of Maui was attacked Friday by an 8-foot-long shark.

The man was about 40 yards from shore when he suffered cuts to his calf, officials said.

Maui County Fire Department responded to Kaanapali Beach at approximately 7:45 a.m. local time following reports of an apparent shark attack near the Westin Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort.

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“When personnel arrived, they found that the victim had made it to shore and was receiving first aid from the staff at the KOR,” the fire separtment wrote in a Friday Facebook post.

The Honolulu Star Adviser reported Friday that the man was taken to Maui Memorial Hospital in good condition.

According to Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources, there were no other snorkelers or swimmers in the immediate vicinity and the man called 911 on his own.

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