American tourist bitten by shark

Less than two weeks after an American tourist was bitten by a shark and later died of her injuries, police reported on Friday past that a 32-year-old American tourist of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was bitten by a shark last Thursday, July 4, while on Guana Cay.

The tourist was later airlifted to the capital in New Providence for further medical treatment and did not succumb to his injuries.

According to police reports, sometime around 5:30p.m., police on Guana Cay were made aware of the shark bite incident.

Police said the victim was an occupant on board a 41 ft. Bahama Craft along with two other Americans who were snorkeling in waters off Nippers Beach, Guana Cay, when he was bitten by a shark.

Police said 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 a doctor for his injuries. Police reported that at 8:55 p.m., the victim was transported via emergency flight to New Providence for further medical treatment.

Investigations continue.

Just last month, on June 26, 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey of Torrance, California, was attacked by multiple while snorkeling in waters near Rose Island.Police said Lindsey was transported to shore and taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.