American Tourist Loses Leg to Shark

Connecticut woman, 22, was snorkeling in Turks and Caicos islands
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
American Tourist Loses Leg to Shark
Turks and Caicos.   (Getty / Lynden Hall)

A 22-year-old woman from Connecticut who was on vacation in the Turks and Caicos islands has lost one of her legs to a shark, reports CT Insider. The unidentified woman was snorkeling when the shark attacked, and she was listed in serious condition at a local hospital, per NBC News. She and a friend were in the water near Providenciales, one of the islands, say police. It wasn't immediately clear where in Connecticut the woman lived. The archipelago of Turks and Caicos is made up of 40 islands in the Atlantic, southeast of the Bahamas and north of the Dominican Republican and Haiti. (More shark attack stories.)

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