German woman has arm bitten off in Hawaii shark attack
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A German woman had her right arm bitten off after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said on Thursday.
The 20-year-old woman was snorkeling in murky waters approximately 50 yards offshore at a beach on Maui island on Wednesday when the horror unfolded, Maui County officials said in a statement.
It was the seventh shark attack in Hawaiian waters this year, and the fourth in Maui.
"We heard screaming from the water and it was this unbelievable scream like I've never heard before," witness Andree Conley-Kapoi was quoted as saying by the Mauinow.com local news site.