HONOLULU — A German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack died Wednesday, one week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui.
Jana Lutteropp, 20, who had been on life support, died at Maui Memorial Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Carol Clark said.
“Jana fought hard to stay alive,” said a statement from her mother and sister, which was released by Clark. “However, we are sad to say that she lost her fight today.”
Lutteropp was snorkeling up to 100 yards off Palauea Beach at the resort community of Makena when the shark bit off her right arm.
It’s not known what type of shark bit Lutteropp. State officials said witnesses didn’t see the animal.