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American Man Bitten By Shark Off Guana Cay

AN American tourist was airlifted to New Providence after being bitten by a shark in waters off Guana Cay on Thursday.

The 32-year-old man was with two other Americans snorkeling off Nippers Beach when the incident happened at around 5.30pm.

Police officers and EMS personnel transported him to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was treated for his injuries. Shortly before 9pm he was transported via emergency flight to New Providence for further medical treatment.

Enquiries will continue.

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joeblow 2 months, 2 weeks ago

When you travel to certain countries you take on a certain amount of risk (which is why I won't go to Syria, Iran or North Korea). Same thing when you go where sharks live; there are inherent risks!

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Kalikgold 2 months, 2 weeks ago

@joeblow you seem to be in an argument with yourself LOL

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herecomestheboom 2 months, 2 weeks ago

There was a propeller cut on a swimmer that had blood in the water. Bunch of party boats stayed there and then the shark came.

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Ajchan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Do you know this to be true or are you speculating? If true were you there?

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proudloudandfnm 2 months, 2 weeks ago

What is going on with all these shark attacks all of a sudden?!?!? I grew up spear fishing in these waters and have never had a shark even come close to attacking me and there was always blood in the water....

What is going on????

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sealice 2 months, 2 weeks ago

the IQ of the people in the water is decreasing at a pace almost as rapid as the apparent increase in the shark population......

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bogart 2 months, 2 weeks ago

joeblow mentioned climate change. This is a critical area like climate change which needs to be at full speed in studying and actions being iimplemented to lessen dangers. There are many serious issues which the govt should be well advanced. Is something being done??? One of the major matters if the effects on the reefs and temperature rising. Reefs need to be examined as they are the breeding grounds, reefs need to be monitored if the culprits are bleaching them again or hot temperatires affecting it and whether sharks now have to go to other areas for food and endanger beach swimmers. Immediate climate changes needed immediayely...not usually like routine delayed nation action or find out like cruise ship garbage dumping, electricity plants worn out then action, Freeport economy cripples then, PMH not able to fully function, .......

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licks2 2 months, 2 weeks ago

WE ARE BEING OVER RUN BY SHARKS. . .OVER ZEALOUS CONSERVATIONISTS ARE THE REASON FOR DUMB LAW ABOUT NOT KILLING SHARKS. . .WITH NO WELL ORGANIZED AND RAN CULLING PROGRAM TO KEEP DOWN THE RAPID GROWTH OF SHARKS INTO HABITATS WHERE HUMANS FREQUENTS!!

Sharks are now in places where they were not frequently seen in the past!! Two symbiotic species in the shark phenomenon are strictly prohibited for killing. . .with no culling program!! Turtle provide food for some of the more aggressive shark species. . .plenty turtles means shark has plenty more food. . .breeding unfettered. . . over running former habitat! One big problem with that. . .people are over running the same habitats. . .so man must cull sharks or sharks will cull men!!!

Take elephants for instance. . .they were endangered and conserved. . .they started to ravage human living spaces after their numbers increased unchecked. . .former habitat!

Now culling the method of protecting human habitation from elephants population damages!

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Clamshell 2 months, 2 weeks ago

RIGHT!! I SAW ONE IN MY GARDEN SHED, AND ANOTHER ONE IN MY PUMP HOUSE!! DEY BE EV’WHERE!!

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sealice 2 months, 2 weeks ago

keep licking that tab of acid....

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BahamaRed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

How can we be overran by sharks when they are in their native habitat. Maybe they are being overran by humans, encroaching on their territory with no respect for them

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themessenger 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The ignorance of some of my fellow Bahamians, especially where conservation is concerned, continues to astound me. I suppose one could also make a case that the reason we have so many social problems stems from the over aggressive Bahamians species "breeding unfettered" even with culling almost daily.

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ThisIsOurs 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I need proof that if a person wasn't there, a shark would have still bit them. In absence of that proof i maintain sharks eat what's there

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mckenziecpa 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Scientist should work on something to put in the water to kill all sharks and leave the other fishes. Sharks serve no purpose and should be disposed off.

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Kalikgold 2 months, 2 weeks ago

LOL your not serious with that "no purpose" comment are you?

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commenterperson 2 months, 2 weeks ago

sadly I think they are. they are just emotional right now .

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genetk44 2 months, 2 weeks ago

“...sharks serve no purpose.....” Dumbest comment ever!

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themessenger 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The selfsame ignorance which I spoke of earlier in abundance.

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Clamshell 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It’s really difficult to be this stupid. You have to work very hard at it.

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commenterperson 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The Beach is called Nippers". to blame the human means you are saying he intentionally wanted to be bit. to blame the shark is saying the shark purposely wanted to bite a human.

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