Man in stable condition after being attacked by shark off Maui beach

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 10:00 pm
By: News On 6

KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) A man was attacked by a shark Saturday off a Maui beach, suffering lacerations to his leg and hand, authorities said.

Maui County spokeswoman Ellen Pelissero said the man, who is in his mid-20s, was attacked near Kihei. He was listed in stable condition at Maui Memorial.

Details on the attack and the identity of the victim weren't available.

As a precaution, authorities closed beaches about one mile in either direction of the attack.