KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A 29-year-old Canadian has survived a shark attack in Hawa
November 13, 2006 1:33pm CST
KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A 29-year-old Canadian has survived a shark attack in Hawaii. Kyle Gruen was attacked yesterday while swimming about 30 to 40 feet off shore on Maui. His twin brother Jeff Gruen says the shark grabbed Kyle's left side but then "took off right away" when his brother kicked it off. He's hospitalized in stable condition. As a precaution, authorities on Maui shut down other beaches along a two-mile stretch of the shore. how do you feel about this story? would you go back there to swim?
• United States
16 Nov 06
There are usually around 5-6 shark attacks in the Hawaiian Islands each year. Considering the amount of coastline that they have, that's really not bad. So, I wouldn't be afraid to go, although, if I were one of the people that got bitten, I'm not sure that I'd want to go BACK. At least not to that particular beach! Aloha!