American tourist severely injured in shark attack while spearfishing in the Bahamas

The tourist from Massachusetts severely injured her hand.

The unnamed Massachusetts native had “severe trauma” to her left hand, and was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Florida.

“She isn’t mad at the shark because getting attacked is a common risk with spearfishing,” Abaco Fire Chief Colin Albury told ABC News.

According to Albury, the 32-year-old woman is an experienced spearfisher who has a vacation home in the Treasure Cay area of Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

The attack happened when she was swimming back to her boat with a speared fish. She was with three other people, but no one else was injured.

The victim is now being treated by a trauma surgeon at Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, authorities said.

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