A German woman has been critically injured in a suspected shark attack off south Maui.
County emergency responders say the woman's right arm was severed as
she snorkeled about 50 yards off shore at Palauea Beach.
woman, who is about 20 years old, was helped to shore by two male
friends and a kayaker and rushed to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
reports the attack was the fifth off Maui this year and the eighth in
Hawaii, according to state data. Last year saw 11 attacks, the most in a
dozen years and far above the annual average of 4.75.
friends did not see the attack, and Maui Fire Services Chief Lee
Mainaga said it is assumed, but not confirmed, that she was injured by a