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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands Last Updated: Jul 5, 2019 - 9:50:27 AM


RBPF: American Tourist bitten by shark, airlifted to New Providence
By Terecita L. Pinder
Jul 5, 2019 - 8:40:43 AM

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Reports are that on Thursday 4th July 2019, around 5:30pm police on Guana Cay,became aware of a shark bite incident, involving a 32 year old American Tourist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The victim was an occupant on board a 41 ft. Bahama Craft along with two other Americans, snorkeling in waters off Nippers Beach, Guana Cay, when he was bitten by a shark. Officers and EMS personnel on Marsh Harbour, quickly responded and met the injured victim at the Marsh Harbour Dock. He was transported to the Marsh Harbour Clinic and was treated by doctor for his injuries. At 8:55pm, he was transported via Emergency Flight to New Providence for further medical treatment.

Enquiries will continue.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS) OR THE CENTRAL DETECTIVE UNIT AT 350-3106/12.

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