Man Dies From a Shark Attack While Kayak Fishing in Hawaii

Great white breaches the surface. Photo credit: Hein Waschefort.

By Sarah Kellner via Game & Fish

You’re out in your kayak swaying in the waves on the crystal blue Pacific. Baitfishing in Hawaii and soaking up the sun. Doesn’t get much better than that right? One man probably thought so too until the day took a turn for the worst.

On Monday morning, Dec. 2, 2013, Patrick A. Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash. was fishing from a kayak with a friend somewhere on the waters between Maui and the small island of Molokini, which is about two and a half miles south of Maui. Suddenly, Briney’s friend heard an agonizing scream. Briney had been dangling his right foot in the water when a shark bit it.

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  • Sam De La Torre

    Sad. I will no longer dangle my feet! My thought are with the fallen’s family and friends.