Household and pals are mourning a Bellingham, Washington, lady who died in an obvious shark assault throughout a Hawaii trip earlier this month. Simply days earlier than her loss of life, Kristine Allen wrote she was “following goals” by studying to surf in Maui.
Allen, 60, vanished Dec. 8 whereas snorkeling as a big shark was seen cruising the waters close to Keawakapu Level in south Maui, her husband Blake Allen instructed The Bellingham Herald.
The U.S. Coast Guard, the Maui Hearth Division and ocean rescue groups looked for the lady from the water and by sky to no avail, and the search was known as off after 40 hours.
Division of Land and Pure Assets spokesman Dan Dennison known as it a “doable shark-human encounter” at Dec. 9 information convention.
Kristine Allen, known as “Kristi” by her pals, was a therapeutic massage therapist and life coach. A memorial is deliberate sooner or later in Bellingham, in accordance with her husband.
In her final public Fb submit, Kristine Allen instructed pals how a lot she was enthusiastic about her trip. “Following goals!” she wrote . “I’ve needed to study to surf for years. I’m dedicated to create a life I like in huge and small methods.”
Allen and her husband have been each snorkeling when her husband and different witnesses reported seeing what was believed to be a Tiger shark swimming about 50 yards from shore. Blake Allen instructed officers that he noticed the shark swim by however couldn’t see his spouse. The shark swam by a number of instances earlier than he returned to shore and reported his spouse lacking, the Division of Land and Pure Assets stated.
A snorkel set and a part of a washing swimsuit have been discovered, Hawaii Information Now reported.
The incident got here three months after a girl suffered a “critical” shark chew in a bay on Maui’s north shore.
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