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American woman killed by shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas


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An American tourist has been killed by a shark while vacationing in the Bahamas, according to local authorities.

The 58-year-old was on a snorkeling trip with her family when she was fatally mauled by a bull shark.

“It is further reported that family members observed a bull shark attacking the female,” police said, according to Reuters. Travel agency workers and family members rushed to save the woman.

The victim, who was a resident of Pennsylvania, was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Police say his upper body was injured.

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FILE – A bull shark approaches to inspect divers during an eco-tourism dive off Jupiter, Florida on May 5, 2022.
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The woman and her family were passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise. According to Royal Caribbean International, this was an independent shore excursion.

The incident happened off the island of Green Cay, half a mile from Rose Island – where a 21-year-old American woman was killed in a shark attack in 2019.

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Royal Caribbean International confirmed the incident to Fox News Digital.

Royal Caribbean International has stated that it is "provide support and assistance" to the family of the shark attack victim.

Royal Caribbean International said it was “providing support and assistance” to the family of the shark attack victim.
(Royal Caribbean)

“Royal Caribbean International is currently providing support and assistance to loved ones of the guest,” a spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “Harmony of the Seas is currently on a 7-night cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, September 4.”

The incident comes a month after an 8-year-old British boy was attacked by three nurse sharks in the Bahamas.

The victim was rushed to a nearby island, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim was rushed to a nearby island, where she was pronounced dead.
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“My son could have been killed,” said the boy’s father, Michael Downer. “It was like a scene from Jaws.”

Reuters contributed to this report.

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