PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A 58-year-old Pennsylvania woman has died in the Bahamas after being bitten by a bull shark.
According to police, it happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday when the woman was snorkeling with her family off Rose Island.
Authorities have not said where the victim lived in Pennsylvania.
Police say the family arrived on a cruise Tuesday.
Five to seven other people were snorkeling when the attack took place.
No other injuries were reported.
According to Royal Caribbean, the woman was a guest sailor on the Harmony of the Seas, but the family was on an independent shore excursion when the incident occurred.
The cruise line made this statement to ABC News:
“During an independent shore excursion in Nassau, Bahamas, a guest sailing on the Harmony of the Seas sustained injuries from a shark. After arriving at a local hospital for treatment, the guest died from his injuries. Royal Caribbean is providing support and assistance to guest loved ones during this difficult time.”
Stay tuned to Action News as we continue to follow this developing story.
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