A 44-year-old American visiting the Bahamas from Boston was killed in a shark attack whereas paddleboarding close to a seashore resort Monday, in accordance with native authorities.

The girl had traveled to the Bahamas with a male family member, the Royal Bahamas Police Power stated in a information launch.

“Preliminary stories point out that the sufferer, together with a male family member, was paddle boarding away from the shoreline in waters on the rear of a resort in western New Windfall when she was bitten by a shark,” the discharge stated.

A lifeguard on the resort seen the assault and went into the water on a ship to try to rescue the sufferer together with the relative.

The lifeguard administered CPR to the girl, police stated.

“The sufferer suffered vital trauma to the correct aspect of her physique. She was examined on scene by emergency medical technicians, who concluded that she confirmed no very important indicators of life,” the police stated in a launch.

The girl died shortly after 11 a.m. native time, police instructed CNN.

Authorities haven’t launched the girl’s identification.

CNN has reached out to the US Embassy within the Bahamas for extra info.

The incident comes days after a lady was killed in an apparent shark attack at a Mexican resort. The girl was discovered lifeless by emergency companies on the scene in Melaque Bay within the Cihuatlán municipality.

Shark assaults, notably deadly ones, are uncommon: On common, sharks kill five people per year in unprovoked assaults, CNN beforehand reported. The percentages of getting fatally attacked by one of many carnivorous fish are lower than 1 in 4 million, in accordance with the Worldwide Shark Assault File. Consultants attribute many shark bites to circumstances of mistaken identification, notably in waters with low visibility.

Regardless of their rarity, the assaults nonetheless occur from time to time. Final 12 months, a cruise ship passenger was killed by a shark whereas snorkeling within the Bahamas. And in 2019, an American woman was also killed whereas snorkeling within the Bahamas after three totally different sharks attacked her.

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