FILE VIDEO: An Australian woman fishing off the coast of Cape Jaffa was excited about landing herself a massive tuna – but a great white shark had different plans.
NASSAU, Bahamas – An American woman was killed in a shark attack while paddle boarding in The Bahamas, according to local police.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force told Reuters the woman was visiting from Boston and staying at a resort near New Providence when the attack occurred.
The woman and a male relative were paddle boarding in the water near the resort when the shark attacked, police told Reuters.
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A lifeguard was able to reach both victims.
FILE IMAGE: Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, are incredibly impressive and large sharks and reach a length of about six meters with a wide mouth and broad nose. The name comes from the striped pattern on the back of a gray animals, which in adulthood fades. In tropical waters Tiger sharks are considered the most dangerous shark species according to the International Shark Attack File. (Photo By: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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First responders attempted CPR on the woman, but efforts were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. She suffered serious injuries to the right side of her body, according to police.
According to the International Shark Attack File, there have been 33 unprovoked shark attacks in the Bahama islands since 1580.