Tourist Attacked By Shark

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A German tourist is in stable condition after being bitten by a shark in waters off Vero Beach.

Authorities say 47-year-old Karin Ulrike Stei, of Konstanz, Germany, was attacked Wednesday afternoon.

The shark bit her left thigh, cutting a 12-inch laceration through to the bone.

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers ( ) reports the tourist was in waist-deep water about 30 yards from shore.

She’s being cared for at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce.