The shark attack victim who lost her arm to a shark last week has died. Jana Lutteropp had her arm severed by a shark while snorkeling off a beach in Maui and she spent the last week in the hospital due to the injuries from that attack, according to The Inquisitr on Aug. 22.
The 20-year-old from Germany has been on life support since she was attacked by the shark last week. Her family released a statement which included:
“Jana fought hard to stay alive, however we are sad to say that she lost her fight today.”
Jana was about 100 yards off shore snorkling off Palauea Beach in Madena when she was attacked by a shark. The shark bit her right arm and swam off. Janna's screams got the attention of California high school teacher who saw the blood in the water around the girl screaming for help and jumped in to save her.
Once Rick Moore got ahold of Jana he recalls how she would go in and out of consciousness as they made their way to shore. Jana's condition was critical and that didn't change while she was on life support while she was in the hospital.
No one got a look at the shark that attacked Jana, so there is no way of knowing what type of shark gave the tourist the injuries that eventually killed her. On the heels of this attack and the other seven attacks in Hawaii so far this year, Hawaii officials plan to study the movements of the tiger sharks around Maui, the officials announced recently.
The area sees an average of three to four shark attacks a year, but this year there's already been eight and last year the total was 10.