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American woman killed by shark while snorkeling within the Bahamas

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An American tourist was killed by a shark during a vacation within the Bahamas, in line with local authorities.

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

“It’s further reported that members of the family observed a bull shark attacking the feminine,” police said, in line with Reuters. Tour company employees and members of the family rushed to rescue the girl.

The victim, who was a Pennsylvania resident, was taken a neighborhood hospital and declared dead. Police say that her upper body sustained injuries.

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FILE- A bull shark gets up close to examine divers during an eco-tourism shark dive off of Jupiter, Florida, on May 5, 2022. 
(Joseph Prezioso/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The girl and her family were passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise. In keeping with Royal Caribbean International, it was an independent shore tour.

The incident took place off the island of Green Cay, which is a half mile away 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 said it is

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

“Royal Caribbean International is providing support and assistance to the guest’s family members right now,” a spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “Harmony of the Seas is currently on a 7-night cruise that sailed from Port Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 4.”

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

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

The victim was rushed to a close-by island, where she was pronounced dead. 
(EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

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“My son might have been killed,” the boy’s father, Michael Downer, said. “It was like a scene out of Jaws.”

Reuters contributed to this report.

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