Bull Shark Kills American Woman Off Montague Beach
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An American woman was killed on Tuesday afternoon in a shark attack on Green Cay, off Montague Beach.
The authorities have not identified the woman believed to be in her 50s, but they confirmed that she was attacked as her children looked on.
The Pennsylvania woman arrived in the Bahamas onboard Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise and took a day tour with a local tour company that dropped the family of 5 to 7 individuals on Green Cay, half a mile off Rose Island. While snorkeling, the woman was attacked by a bull shark.
Her children and the tour operator rushed to her aid, bringing her onboard the boat and onto a ramp on the mainland. The woman showed no signs of life and was pronounced dead on the scene.
She is reported to have been bitten on her upper body.
When reporters arrived, her adult children were still on the scene as her body was transported to the morgue.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Royal Caribbean said the woman was a guest on a seven-night cruise that sailed from Port Canaveral, Florida on Sunday and the group of individuals took part in an “independent shore excursion” in the capital.
“Royal Caribbean is providing support and assistance to the guest’s loved ones during this difficult time,” the statement said.