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Mass. Woman Spearfishing in Bahamas Is Bitten by Shark, Airlifted to Florida

The 32-year-old woman was spearfishing off Treasure Cay Coast when the shark went after the fish on her spear

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    Officials in the Bahamas responded to a call of a shark attack after a Massachusetts woman was bitten on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

    A Massachusetts woman was airlifted to a hospital in Florida after she suffered a shark bite in the Bahamas on Sunday, officials confirmed.

    The 32-year-old woman was spearfishing off Treasure Cay Coast when the shark went after the fish on her spear and inadvertently bit her hand, according to Abaco Fire Chief Colin Albury. Officials said the woman was in shock and was in severe pain.

    Officials received a call of the shark attack at 1:42 p.m. After assessing the scene, they called Trinity Air Ambulance out of Fort Lauderdale. She was then taken to Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

    The woman’s current condition is unclear and officials did not release her identity.

    Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

    Shark attacks in the Bahamas aren't a common occurrence, but have been known to happen, according to Albury.

    "It's part of nature," he told NBC News. "We're in their territory and things happen."


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