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Shark attack victim on life support

A Hawaii hospital says a German visitor who lost her arm in a shark attack last week is on life support.

Maui Memorial Medical Centre spokeswoman Carol Clark said on Monday that Jana Lutteropp is in very critical condition.

Ms Lutteropp was snorkelling up to 100 yards off Palauea Beach in Makena when the shark bit off her arm on Wednesday afternoon.

Bystanders on shore heard the 20-year-old scream. A California high school teacher swam out to bring her to shore.

It is not known what type of shark bit Ms Lutteropp. State officials say witnesses did not see it.

There was another shark attack in Hawaii on Sunday. A 16-year-old surfer suffered injuries on both legs after a shark bit him south-east of Hilo.


From Belfast Telegraph