A shark attacked a 44-year-old American woman who was swimming on a SUP board off the coast of the Bahamas. The woman is dead, the British BBC station reported on Tuesday. Her relative swam with her and was not injured.
A 44-year-old resident of Boston was attacked by a shark on Monday off the coast of New Providence Island, where the capital of the Bahamas – Nassau – is located. Her relative was swimming with her and was not injured, the BBC reported.
A lifeguard from a nearby resort noticed the whole incident and rushed to help the American. The victim was brought to shore and underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Unfortunately, the woman died and was pronounced dead on the beach.
“The victim had serious injuries to the right side of his body, including a torn hip area, as well as to his right upper limb,” Sergeant Desiree Ferguson, spokeswoman for the Bahamas National Police, said at a press conference on Monday. Recently, there have been several incidents with sharks in the Bahamas – reminds the BBC. In November, a 47-year-old German woman was attacked by a shark, but has not been found yet. In June 2023, a US citizen had to have her leg amputated after she was attacked by a shark while diving. According to the database maintained by the US Office of Naval Research, since 1749, only 32 unprovoked shark attacks have been recorded in the Bahamas, while in 2022, 57 of them occurred worldwide. Most of those attacked were surfers, SUP surfers and swimmers.
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