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News : Ministry of Tourism Updates Last Updated: Jun 26, 2019 - 9:18:31 PM

BMOTA Official Statement on Shark Attack
By Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism
Jun 26, 2019 - 9:11:17 PM

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The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas expresses its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the victim of Wednesday’s shark attack off Rose Island, near New Providence.

Details are still being gathered and confirmed, but preliminary reports indicate that the female visitor was snorkeling near Rose Island around 2:00 p.m. ET when the incident occurred.

She was brought to shore and transported to hospital in New Providence, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending confirmation of notification of next of kin.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing and further details will be released when available.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has issued precautionary advisories to the public.

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