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BREAKING NEWS: Woman dies in a shark attack off the Maine coast


Woman dies in a "shark attack" swimming off the Maine coast

  • The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted to a shark attack in Harpswell at 3:30 p.m. on Monday
  • Two merciful Samaritans on kayaks were able to help the woman get ashore again
  • Marine Patrol says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene
  • The incident could be the first fatal shark attack in the history of the state

A woman has died after apparently being attacked by a shark off the Maine coast.

The incident could be the state's first fatal shark attack in history.

The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted to a shark attack in Harpswell shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Boston 25 reported.

Two merciful Samaritans on kayaks were able to help the woman go ashore so that she could be treated on land.

Marine Patrol says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The woman had not been identified until the family was notified.

A woman has died after apparently being attacked by a shark off the Maine coast. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted to a shark attack in Harpswell, Maine, shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon

At the scene, witnesses said the woman was swimming offshore near While Sails Lane when she was injured in the alleged shark attack

At the scene, witnesses said the woman was swimming offshore near While Sails Lane when she was injured in the alleged shark attack

If it is confirmed that a shark has killed, it may be the state's first fatal shark attack

If it is confirmed that a shark has killed, it may be the state's first fatal shark attack

The Maine Marine Patrol is now investigating what happened.

At the time of the alleged attack near While Sails Lane, two women were swimming in the water, witnesses told Maine.

A woman seemed to have been thrown into the air by something under water and was seriously injured, a neighbor said.

The other woman also suffered injuries, although the police have not confirmed this.

Police confirmed that the coast guard was sending a small boat to the rescue, but stopped when they found out that two kayakers helped bring these two people back on land in the water.

Back on the coast, they were received by members of the Harpswell EMS team.

Two merciful Samaritans on kayaks were able to help the woman go ashore so that she could be treated on land. Marine Patrol says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene

Two merciful Samaritans on kayaks were able to help the woman go ashore so that she could be treated on land. Marine Patrol says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene

The incident happened in Harpswell, Maine

The incident happened in Harpswell, Maine

Swimmers and boaters are now encouraged to exercise caution near Bailey Island and to avoid swimming near school fish or seals until further notice.

The attack could be Maine's first deadly shark attack in recorded history.

According to Dr. James Sulikowski, a professor at Arizona State University who conducts shark research in New England, only registered an unprovoked shark attack in Maine.

In October 2010, a man diving off the Eastport coast reported that an eight-foot shark attacked him and mistaken his camera for food. The diver was able to fend off the shark and had a video of the encounter.

& # 39; Shark interactions with humans are very rare in Maine. I suspect the person (who was attacked) was mistaken for food. In this area of ​​Maine and depending on how close the event was to the coast, it was probably a great white shark, ”he told the Press Herald.

Sulikowksi said a seal was bitten by a shark on Sunday in Phippsburg, Maine and later died.

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