German tourist loses arm in Hawaii shark attack

(AP)

A German tourist swimming off a Hawaii beach has lost an arm in a shark attack.

Hawaii media report the woman, who was in her 20s, was taken to a hospital in critical condition after she was attacked Wednesday afternoon. The Honolulu Star-Tribune reports her right arm appeared to have been severed below the shoulder.

Two of her friends and a kayaker helped her to shore.

Helicopters were sent over the coastline to check for the shark, according to the newspaper.

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