A witness has spotted a massive feeding of sharks while surrounded by a “red cloud” after a visitor died in an allegedly brutal shark attack, officials said.
A 60-year-old Washington woman was snorkeling with her husband off South Maui, Hawaii on December 8 when she mysteriously disappeared.
Officials launched an investigation into the tragic disappearance and learned that police were receiving reports of a shark attack on the same beach.
Authorities from the Maui Police Department and the Department of Land and Natural Resources searched the waters for “a missing woman, possibly the victim of a shark bite,” according to a report by the Department of Conservation and Resource Conservation.
The victim’s husband told officers he saw an aggressive tiger shark swimming away from him while he was searching for his wife in the water.
The husband, who said the two snorkeled away from each other, said the shark started circling him.
Then he thought his wife would dive towards the bottom of the sea.
Desperately searching for any sign of her, he said he saw the animal swim away with “something red” around its gills.
Investigators later found that an eyewitness reported seeing a monstrous fish feasting on something in a red plume in the water, Hawaii News Now reported.
It’s unclear what exactly the shark allegedly ate.
Unfortunately, the missing woman’s remains were never recovered, but a snorkel set and part of a bathing suit were found.
Rescuers said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot tiger shark in the area while searching for the missing woman.
The department has not released the victim’s name.
Both parties investigating the incident concluded that the woman’s death was a tragic accident.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6952877/missing-woman-died-shark-attack-hawaii/ Woman, 60, who mysteriously disappeared was ‘eaten by aggressive shark seen in cloud of red water’