- Associated Press - Thursday, March 31, 2016

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - State officials say a shark bit a tourist’s foot while she was snorkeling off west Maui.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says the woman was snorkeling Thursday with a tour group a half-mile off Olowalu. She was in 18 feet of murky water when she felt a tug on her fin and looked back to see a gray shark swimming away. A tour employee reported seeing an 8-foot-long tiger shark.

The state says the woman was treated on the boat for a minor foot injury.

Shark warning signs will remain posted until noon Friday, when officials will re-assess the situation.

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