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American tourist in the Bahamas is bitten by a shark while scuba diving

A tourist in the Bahamas was attacked by a shark while scuba diving.

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An American tourist is being treated in a Florida hospital after being attacked by a shark while scuba diving in the Bahamas.

The 32-year-old Massachusetts native, whose name has yet to be released, was bitten Sunday in the Treasure Cay area of Abaco Island, WFTV reported.

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The woman had been spearfishing and was swimming back to her boat with fish impaled when the shark attacked, causing severe trauma to her left hand. She was with three other people, but no one was injured, according to ABC News.

She was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, where she is recovering. The extent of her injuries is unknown.

She told authorities “she is not angry at the shark, because attack is a common risk with spearfishing.”

Abaco Fire Chief Colin Albury said to ABC News, this is the first shark attack in the area this year.

A shark attack claimed the life of 26-year-old Arthur Medici earlier this month on a Cape Cod beach in Wellfleet, Mass.

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The young man was bitten while boogie-boarding at about 30 metres from the beach. A friend dragged Medici to shore after the attack, where CPR was performed. He later died in a hospital of his injuries.

Despite these recent incidents, shark attacks are not as common. According to the Annual Shark Attack Summary, 155 cases of alleged shark-human interaction occurring worldwide in 2017, with the United States with the most.

Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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