A Boston woman was killed by a shark while paddleboarding in the Bahamas on Monday, according to police.
The 44-year-old woman was paddleboarding at the Sandals resort, about three-quarters of a mile from shore when she was bitten by a shark, police said at a press conference. She was paddleboarding with a male relative at the rear of the resort in western New Providence.
After she was bitten by the shark, a lifeguard went out in a rescue boat and retrieved both the woman and her male relative.
“CPR was administered to the victim; however, she suffered serious injuries to the right side of her body, including the right hip region and also her right upper limb,” a Royal Bahamas Police Force officer said from the scene.
Emergency medical services responded and “thoroughly assessed” the victim, who had suffered “significant trauma.”
“They declared that she showed no vital signs of life,” the police representative said.
The Boston woman’s name was not immediately released.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a guest while on a paddleboarding activity nearly a mile from the shore,” Sandals Resorts said in a statement.
“We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the guest’s family and loved ones,” the resort added. “We remain in close contact with them and are providing all support possible during this difficult time. Out of respect for our guests’ privacy and confidentiality, we cannot share further information at this time.”
Source: Berkshire mont