American woman killed in shark attack while diving with her family in Bahamas on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
BUT family of five, from Lake Erie area of Pennsylvania, were on snorkeling tour in water northwest of Rose Island when one of their — a 58-year-old According to the Royal Bahamas Police, shortly before 15:00 local time, an elderly woman was attacked by a bull shark.
Tour operators together with family Members of the police tried to save the woman, but were unsuccessful, police said. The victim was seriously injured in left side of her body and was taken by tourist boat to nearby Fort Montague. on east coast of New Providence Island where she was declared dead according to the police.
The employer identified the victim as Caroline Di Placido. project coordinator for office of Public and Government Relations at Hannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.
“Caroline was powerful presence of kindness and friendship with colleagues students and more community and valued many family connection with Gannon,” the university said in a statement. in statement. ” news destructive and will be missed.”
Di Placido, 1986 graduate of university, it survived her husband and three children, according to the school’s statement.
The victim and her family I arrived in Bahamas on Tuesday morning via Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of sea, police said.
Royal Caribbean Confirmed in statement that the woman was a guest on a seven-day cruise that sailed from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday.
She was on “self-guided shore excursion” in Nassau was attacked by a shark and died from her injuries at a local hospital, according to a Miami-based cruise line.
“Royal Caribbean provides support and assistance to the guest’s relatives during this difficult time,” the company said in a statement. in announcement on Tuesday.
In June 2019, an American tourist goes snorkeling. off Rose Island was killed. in shark attack. Victim, 21-year- Old Loyola Marymount University student Jordan Lindsey died after school of she was attacked by sharks.
Mina Kaji of ABC News contributed to this report.