The woman disappeared while snorkeling with her husband at Hawaii’s Maui Beach earlier this month. Officials concluded that it was a suicide. “tragic accident” caused by a shark attack, shared her story about how she was following her dreams days before tragedy struck.
Kristine Allen, a Bellingham, Wash. massage therapist and coach, disappeared on December 8th in Maui after a large shark was spotted in the waters. Her husband Blake Allen told that Kristine Allen had vanished. The Spokesman-Review.
Kristine’s final Facebook post was shared Dec. 2 and described how she “followed dreams” by learning to surf while on their trip.
She wrote, “I have always wanted to learn to surf for years,” and noted that this experience helped her to “deeper” understand the surfing metaphors that she’d used so often. “Our dreams give our motivation to keep going up and catch the next one, even when we get thrown around.”
She continued by writing, “Thanks Kainalu, Maui Surf and SUP!” You are the best! We enjoyed our lesson and the joy of riding. [the waves].”
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Kristine’s coworkers honored her via social media, calling Kristine a “bright star” and “true friend to many”.
“Kristine lived with a joy and determination To squeeze every moment of happiness possible.” Infinite We, her health services company, posted this post. She created a safe place for people to be themselves, and to create a life that they loved. It was her passion and her purpose.
They added, “Our thoughts and prayers are for her husband Blake and their families as they grieve.”
Authorities released the following last week: findings of collaborative investigations Inherit her disappearance.
According to Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources, officials responded to reports of a shark attack on Keawakepu Beach on Dec. 8.
“Officers interviewed a husband of the missing woman who claimed that he encountered an aggressive shark after entering the ocean to snorkel approximately 50 yards off-shore,” the department stated in a statement.
According to authorities, the man claimed that he continued looking for his wife even though the shark circled around him. The shark then left his immediate vicinity.
According to the DLNR, the man claimed that he could see red in the shark’s gills when it returned. He also stated that people were shouting at him to get off the beach because there was a shark feeding in the vicinity.
Officials stated that the account of the husband was confirmed by an eyewitness who saw the incident on the beach.
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The investigating officer of the Department’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, (DOCARE), reported that the “tragic incident” was classified as “shark attacks-fatal” based on the evidence.
In the meantime, Maui Police Department classified her disappearance in a report as a “miscellaneous incident-fatal.”
Allen’s body was not recovered. However, a snorkel set, and part of a swim suit, were found. Hawaii News Now.
A search was called off On the afternoon of December 9, officials saw a large, shark-like creature in the vicinity.