US tourist bitten by shark after snorkelling in The Bahamas – Jamaica Gleaner

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – A 73-year-old American was rushed to the hospital in The Bahamas on Wednesday after being bitten by a shark.
The police report that the woman, who is from Marshall Town, Iowa, was climbing the stern ladder of a 32-foot Island Hopper vessel in waters south of Taino Beach, when she was bitten on the left calf by the shark.
The woman was with a group of people, who completed an organised snorkelling tour, in an area called Shark Junction, when the incident occurred.
She was taken to the Rand Hospital, where her injuries are listed as serious.
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