"They went out fishing off their kayaks and the gentleman that got bit had his feet dangling in the water and the shark basically came and took one of his feet, and if not both of them," Capt. Jon Jon, a tour operator for Local Fishing Knowledge, told KHON2.
A fishing companion fixed a tourniquet around Briney's leg and hailed a nearby charter boat, Sea Spirit. But Briney died en route to the boat ramp, police said.
Officials closed area beaches until at least noon Tuesday.
Maui County issued a statement explaining that the the man "was fishing somewhere between Maui and Molokini when he was bitten by a shark.
"A friend who was kayaking with the victim took him to a nearby snorkeling charter boat, which then transported him to shore. The victim died prior to reaching shore."
The incident occurred three days after a woman received non-fatal injuries during a shark encounter about three miles away, near Keawekapu Beach.
There have been at least six other confirmed shark attacks in Maui waters this year, according to the Maui News.
That includes the Aug. 14 attack on 20-year-old Jana Lutteropp. She died a week later as a result of her injuries.
–Tiger shark image is generic, via Wikipedia