Photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A man killed in a shark attack off Maui this week was from Stevenson, Washington. Kayak fisherman Patrick Briney was less than three miles off Maui when a shark bit his dangling foot. His kayaking partner got a tourniquet on him and hailed a charter boat to get them to shore, but Briney died Monday.

Hawaii officials say unprovoked shark attacks happen about four times a year normally, but 2013 has had thirteen, eight of them near Maui. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is conducting a two-year shark study to see why attacks have increased.

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