44-year-old Boston woman dies in Bahamas shark attack one day after her wedding

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A 44-year-old Boston woman died after being attacked by a shark while paddle boarding in the Bahamas Monday morning, according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

“Shortly after 11:15 am, police were notified that a female visitor from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, was subsequently attacked by a shark,” Royal Bahamas Police Force said in a statement. “According to initial reports, the female — along with a male relative — were paddleboarding just at the rear of a resort in western New Providence, some 3/4 miles out from the shoreline, when she was bitten by the shark.”

A Sandals lifeguard noticed the commotion and took a boat to the scene of the attack and performed CPR on her while bringing her back to shore. 

“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 police said in a release.

Sandals said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a guest while on a paddleboarding activity nearly a mile from the shore. 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.”

Witnesses on the scene told local media that the woman was married on Sunday, according  to the Associated Press.

The woman has not been publicly identified.




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