The second attack was of a woman who enjoyed swimming in the early morning. Evvonne Cashman, 56-years old.
She was bitten in her upper torso but she was unable to identify the species of shark because she had limited visibility in the water. “I think my head was above water if I remember correctly. I don’t know because it happened so fast. I didn’t see him coming. I didn’t see him leave. He just came and hit me hard and bit me hard and I just took off to the shore as fast as I could”, she said. The woman was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center. Evaluating the bites, doctors appreciated that the shark was huge, probably about 25-foot big.
The first victim was 19-year old, Kiowa Gatewood. He was surfing in the afternoon and a Tiger Shark just grabbed one of his legs.
The last fatal shark attack in Hawaii occurred in 2004, when a surfer was killed off Kahaua in West Maui. According to the International Shark Attack File from the Florida Museum of Natural History, from 1828 to 2012 there have been a total of 105 unprovoked shark attacks in Hawaii. (Eight of them were fatal).
Humans are not a natural prey for sharks but just by using high contrasting colors on clothes it might be enough to change something in their reactions.