An Italian vacationer was fatally attacked by a shark off a Caribbean island, in line with reviews.
The 56-year-old sufferer, recognized by native media as Antonio Roseto Degli Abruzzi, was swimming close to a cliff off Colombia’s San Andrés island Friday when he was bitten in the precise leg by an 8-foot tiger shark, reviews stated.
He died of extreme blood loss, authorities stated.
The incident occurred in an space known as “La Piscinita” — a well-liked snorkeling space on the southwest facet of San Andres about 235 miles off the coast of Nicaragua and round 470 miles north of the Colombian mainland.
It came about in an space with few swimmers, AFP reported, citing native media.
Diving teacher Mirla Zambrano stated the incident was the primary shark assault on a vacationer in San Adres.
“We’re all very stunned,” stated Zambrano, 50, according to The Daily Mirror.
An island authorities spokesman confirmed to the tabloid, “There are diving packages with professionals through which sharks move close by, however nothing has ever occurred.”
Marine biologist Rodrigo Lopez informed The Mirror that “individuals are very apprehensive” in regards to the incident.
“A witness stated the person who was attacked was swimmer and had been within the sea for fairly some time, and when he went additional out a second time after coming again in the direction of the shore, started to shout out for assist and was surrounded by blood,” Lopez defined.