Shark Bites MD Boy Vacationing In Bahamas: Police
Patch reporter Megan VerHelst wrote this story.
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS — A 10-year-old boy from Maryland was bitten by a shark while visiting the Bahamas, according to police.
In a news release, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the boy was bitten on Jan. 15 shortly before 4 p.m. while participating in a shark tank exhibition at a resort on Paradise Island.
Police did not identify the boy or his hometown. Authorities did not identify the exact resort either.
According to authorities, the child was bitten on the right leg. He was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
No other details were immediately available. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
The incident happened a month after a 44-year-old woman from Boston was killed by a shark while paddleboarding off the coast of a Bahamian resort, according to a USA Today report. The woman was less than a mile from shore near a Sandals resort in New Providence when the attack happened, the report said.
More News from Glen Burnie
- 6 MD Hospitals Ranked Among World's Best: Newsweek These six Maryland hospitals were just ranked among the world’s best.
- Safeway-Harris Teeter Merger Meets Roadblock, MD Sues Owners Safeway and Harris Teeter want to merge, but Maryland is suing their owners. The chains have about 80 stores in the state.