KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A 29-year-old Canadian has survived a shark attack in Hawa

United States
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?
3 responses
@meeoww (1174)
• 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!
• United States
16 Nov 06
that's why i prefer to swim in a swimming pool,that way i dont have to worry about sharks coming after me. thanks for your response.
@candaceb87 (1362)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I also prefer to swim in a swimming pool! plus if you are swimming in a pool you don't have to worry about things like swimmers itch and so on!I am scared of sharks so i don't think that i would swim anywhere where there are sharks in the water!
• United States
3 Dec 06
yes i agree with you 100% im'm scared of sharks too.
@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
23 Dec 07
i feel lonefy for the story but at the same time happy, because she still alive. she was very lucky, because their is this one man willing to give his life just to save her.