In the saddest outcome possible, today we learn that Jana Lutteropp – savagely attacked one week ago by a shark at Pauwela Beach in Makena - has succumbed to her injuries.
Carol Clark, Communications Director at Maui Memorial Medical Center, released this statement from Jutta Lutteropp and Julia Broeske, mother and sister of Jana Lutteropp:
“Jana fought hard to stay alive. However, we are sad to say that she lost her fight today.
Jana was a very beautiful, strong, young woman who was always laughing, and we will forever remember her that way.
We appreciate all the support from the Maui community, as well as the prayers and thoughts from around the world and in Germany.
We especially want to thank the wonderful caregivers and everyone at Maui Memorial Medical Center.”
Clark added that the family requests that any donations be made to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation in memory of Jana Lutteropp.