A Pennsylvania woman has been killed in a shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas

A Pennsylvania woman was snorkeling in the Bahamas when she was attacked and killed by a bull shark, officials said.

The unidentified 58-year-old and her family were snorkeling in Green Cay when the animal took hold.

“The family reportedly snorkeled in waters and this area is known for snorkeling visitors,” police said. “It is further reported that family members observed a bull shark attacking the female.”

The woman’s family and tour company staff rescued her from the mighty fish and took her to mainland New Providence, where she succumbed to severe injuries to her upper body.

The woman was a passenger on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise ship, which set sail from Florida on Sunday, but a spokesman told CBS she was attacked “while on an independent shore excursion.”

The ship had docked in New Providence for the day, where the family had booked their snorkeling trip.

The attack happened about half a mile from Rose Island, where a 21-year-old Californian woman was killed by three sharks while snorkeling with her family.

Last month an 8-year-old British boy was attacked by three nurse sharks in the Bahamas. The boy survived but is expected to have permanent scars on his legs.

With postal wires A Pennsylvania woman has been killed in a shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas


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