Maui kayaker dies after shark bites off his foot

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Officials say a man kayak fishing off Maui has died after a shark bit his dangling foot.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says the shark attack occurred Monday while the man was fishing from a kayak off Maui's southwest coast.

His fishing partner in another kayak tied a tourniquet on the man and asked for help from a nearby tour boat, which took the man to shore. He was then taken to a hospital. It's unclear when he was pronounced dead.

The man's identity has not been released, and the type of shark is unknown.

This is Maui's eighth shark attack this year and the 13th for the state. A German tourist who lost her arm to a shark died in August, a week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui.

-AP

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