Satellite image of Nassau Island with its aqua blue waters where a Boston woman was killed by a shark on Monday. The woman was paddling with a relative about three-quarters of a mile from shore when she was attacked. Photo courtesy of NASA Earthdata

Dec. 4 (UPI) — A Boston woman was attacked and killed by a shark while paddling near Sandals Resort in the Bahamas on Monday, police said.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was located about three-quarters of a mile from shore near the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort in Nassau. She was paddling with a male relative when she was bitten.

An on-duty lifeguard who saw what happened rescued both the woman and her relative in a boat, according to Royal Bahamas Police Force spokesman Sergeant Desiree Ferguson.

“CPR was administered to the victim. However, it sustained serious injuries to the right side of the body, including the right hip region and also the right upper extremity,” Ferguson added.

When emergency responders arrived, the woman showed no signs of life and was pronounced dead. The injuries on the right side of the body were too severe, the police said.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of a guest during a paddle boarding activity nearly a mile from shore,” Sandals said in a statement Monday. “We would like to express our deepest condolences to the guest’s family and loved ones. We remain in close contact with them and are providing all possible support during this difficult time.”

The shark attack came two days after another woman was killed while swimming with her young daughter off Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Saturday’s shark attack occurred near a beach in Melaque, west of the port city of Manzanillo.

The 26-year-old woman, who lived in a nearby town, was near a floating play platform about 22 meters from shore when she was bitten while lifting her five-year-old daughter from the water, according to Rafael Araiza, head of the local civil defense office .

According to rescuers, one of the victim’s legs was severed. The girl was not injured.

Source : www.upi.com

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