A beach vacation can turn into a nightmare within mere seconds, not leaving any room to think.
While vacationing amidst the warmth of the Bahamas in Nassau, a Boston woman was killed by a shark attack on Monday, per the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
The 44-year-old unidentified woman was paddle-boarding at Sandals Royal Bahamian resort with a make relative when the fated accident took place. The woman had been wedded on Sunday itself, and on Monday, she met her death, per Boston’s WCVB 5.
Further, as per People, the Royal Bahamas Police Force stated, “Preliminary reports indicate that the victim, along with a male relative, was paddle boarding away from the shoreline in waters at the rear of a resort in western New Providence when she was bitten by a shark.”
According to the reports, a lifeguard who was stationed nearby launched to the aid of the fallen woman, where the male relative and the woman were brought back to the shore, and CPR was performed to revive her. Alas, they could not detect her vitals, and she was declared dead.
The police statement highlighted, “The victim suffered significant trauma to the right side of her body. She was examined on scene by emergency medical technicians, who concluded that she showed no vital signs of life.” The reports claim that the type of shark that caused the attack has not been detected yet, and the investigation remains active.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort said in a statement to ABC News, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a guest while on a paddle boarding activity nearly a mile from the shore,” adding, “We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the guest’s family and loved ones. We remain in close contact with them and are providing all support possible during this difficult time.”
Per recent records, deaths and injuries caused by shark attacks surrounding the Bahamas have made headlines, with both incidents around Rose Island.
Caroline DiPlacido was killed last September by a bull shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas, while she was there for a week-long cruise.
Additionally, Jordan Lindsey, a 21-year-old California woman, was killed in June 2019 while snorkeling with her mother when at least three sharks began biting her.
In its 2022 International Shark Attack File, the Florida Museum of Natural History noted that the “global total of unprovoked shark bites [was] significantly lower than average” in 2022 compared to previous years. The report reads, “The 2022 worldwide total of 57 confirmed unprovoked cases is lower than the most recent five-year (2017-2021) average of 70 incidents annually,” adding, “There were nine shark-related fatalities this year, five of which are assigned as unprovoked.”