American Tourist Eaten by Shark in Front of Family While Paddle Boarding

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 12/06/2023
A carefree family vacation in the Bahamas took a terrifying  turn when an American tourist fell victim to a shark attack while paddleboarding with a family member.

The woman, reportedly in her 40s, faced a harrowing  encounter as the shark attempted to devour her. Swift intervention by rescue crews prevented a more tragic outcome, but regrettably, the tourist succumbed to life-threatening injuries and tragically lost her life at the scene.

From Fox News:

Nassau police were notified around 11:15 a.m. about a woman visiting from Boston, Massachusetts, who’d been attacked by a shark. She is believed to be in her 40s. 

Police told reporters that the woman had been paddleboarding with a male relative less than a mile off the western end of New Providence island, where the capital, Nassau, is located, when she was bitten by a shark. 

A lifeguard on duty observed what was happening, went out on a rescue boat, and retrieved the victim along with her relative, and brought them to safety. 

CPR was administered to the female victim, but she had suffered serious injuries to the right side of her body, including the upper hip region and her right upper limb, police said. 

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and assessed that she "showed no vital signs of life," police said. The relative who she was paddleboarding with was not injured. 

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