Authorities say a monk seal attacked a swimmer off Kauai Monday afternoon. The 28-year-old woman from Washington state was snorkeling at Mahaulepu Beach when she drifted into an area where several monk seals were swimming.
Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says the man was on an intermediate trail, lost control and crashed into a tree where the trail merges with another. The man’s name was not immediately released.
The San Jose Mercury News reports: “Robert Blight, 42, who lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains, was with his lifelong pal, Dino Fry, 41, of Hayward on a weeklong trip traversing the treacherous Rogue River in Southern Oregon. On June 1, during a lunch break on the south side of the river, their raft was [...]