US woman fatally attacked by sharks while snorkeling in Bahamas

Preliminary reports said the unidentified woman was snorkeling near Rose Island when the attack occurred.
1:12 | 06/27/19

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A deadly shark attack, taking the life of an American woman who was on vacation. It's believed she was killed while snorkeling in the Bahamas. Here's ABC's gee Jeon Ben neez tez. Reporter: Tonight, reports out of the Bahamas of a deadly shark attack just after 2:00 P.M. In the water after rose island. An American woman was reportedly attacked and killed. Oh, my god. Reporter: It comes amid heightened concern up and down the east coast. On the Jersey shore Monday, these fishermen came face-to-face with an adult great white. Here, you can clearly see its powerful teeth. Three great white sightings off cape cod. Last week, an 8-year-old boy was bitten near bald head island off North Carolina. One of three attacks in just the last two weeks. Of course, heightened concern here in the U.S. Up and down the east coast. And gio, I know we're learning more details about this deadly shark attack off the Bahamas, it's believed she was snorkeling? Reporter: Yeah, that's right, David. That's what authorities are saying right now. While snorkeling, that's when this attack apparently happened. We don't know if it was one or more sharks right now, but they tried to save her. They just couldn't. This investigation is ongoing. Gio, thank you.

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