Sailor Found Inside Shark

Man disappeared off Bahamas beach where Jaws sequel was filmed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2010 2:21 AM CDT
Updated Sep 19, 2010 11:23 AM CDT
Authorities say a leg popped out of the tiger shark's mouth as fisherman hauled it in.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Bahamas sailor Judson Newton ended up in a tiger shark's belly after a boating trip to Jaws Beach, authorities say. Newton, 43, and a friend vanished late last month after trying to swim to shore when their boat experienced engine trouble off the beach where Jaws: The Revenge was filmed, the Telegraph reports.

Newton's body was identified by fingerprints after a torso, two severed legs, and two arms were found inside a 12-foot tiger shark caught on a deep-sea fishing trip last week. Friends say Newton, who worked as a sailor on cargo boats, was a strong swimmer. Authorities aren't sure whether he was alive or dead when he was eaten.

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