Wailea, Maui Shark Incident Update (Sunday 1/24/2016)

January 24, 2016, 2:13 PM HST · Updated January 24, 2:14 PM
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Shark warning sign. Maui Now file photo.

Shark warning sign. Maui Now file photo.

State officials reopened a stretch of shoreline in Wailea on Sunday , Jan. 24, 2016, following a shark encounter on Saturday.

DLNR staff monitored the coast this morning and said no new shark sightings were reported in the area.

Ocean conditions were reportedly good with a small swell and a few murky areas.

Authorities with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources say hotels and the Wailea association security guards partnered with DLNR DOCARE to keep the public informed.

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One lifeguard on a jetski patrolled the shoreline today and the coast reopened at noon with nothing sighted.

Authorities say warning signs came down at noon.

The incident comes following a separate shark sighting in Wailea last week.

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