US tourist bitten by shark while snorkelling in The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – A 73-year-old American National was rushed to the hospital in the Bahamas on Wednesday after being bitten by a shark.

The police report that the woman, who is from Marshalltown in Iowa, was climbing the stern ladder of a 32ft Island Hopper vessel in waters south of Taino Beach, when she was bitten on the left calf by the shark.

The woman was with a group of people, who completed an organised snorkelling tour, in an area called Shark Junction, when the incident occurred.

She was taken to the Rand Hospital, where her injuries are listed as serious.

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