A 65-year-old woman has died in Hawaii’s first fatal shark attack of the year.

Snorkelers in Maui found the unnamed victim 200 yards offshore yesterday. Officials say she was bit in the torso.


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There were no witnesses of the shark attack.

Nearby beaches are closed to swimmers while authorities investigate.

Read more from the Associated Press:

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources released a statement saying the attack occurred in the Kanahena Cove area of Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on Maui.

Kekoa Kaluhiwa, first deputy director of state Department of Land and Natural Resources, said at a news conference in Honolulu that the incident is being investigated. He said staff would be posting additional signage along the coast.

"Our condolence goes out to the family of the victim," he said.