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Shark Bites Off Woman's Arm in Maui

Shark Bites Off Woman's Arm in Maui
Posted Thursday, August 15th 2013 @ 1pm  by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A third shark attack has been reported off Maui in as many weeks; in the latest case, a 20-year-old woman lost her right arm. Maui Now reports that the German tourist was snorkeling about 150 feet from the shore at Palauea Beach yesterday afternoon when the shark attacked, severing her arm. A witness describes hearing an "unbelievable scream like I’ve never heard before." She says the woman was pulled from the water after about 10 minutes and appeared to have a bite on her foot as well.

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