An American vacationer was killed in a shark assault Tuesday within the Bahamas.
The lady, whose identify was not launched, was snorkeling with a gaggle of 5 to seven kinfolk when a bull shark attacked her shortly after 2 p.m. at Inexperienced Cay, Royal Bahamas Police Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings mentioned at a information convention.
The realm is a couple of half-mile northwest of Rose Island, a non-public island off Nassau.
The lady, who officers mentioned was 58, had no very important indicators after the assault, Skippings mentioned.
She arrived within the Bahamas on a cruise ship Tuesday morning, Skippings mentioned. A non-public tour boat took her group snorkeling off Rose Island.
Relations witnessed the assault. Together with a tour operator, they pulled her from the water and took her by boat to Fort Montagu on Nassau, Skippings mentioned.
The realm was cordoned off and closed indefinitely to snorkelers.
“It is simply an unlucky state of affairs,” Skippings mentioned.
Based on the Florida Museum of Pure Historical past on the College of Florida, the final recorded shark assault within the Bahamas was in 2018. It says bull sharks are among the many commonest on the subject of unprovoked assaults on people.
They’re massive, able to inflicting severe accidents, generally present in areas the place people enter the water, and have enamel designed to shear moderately than maintain, the museum says in a primer on species.