10-Year-Old Kid Bitten By Shark in Bahamas; Airlifted To US for Medical Treatment

Baltimore, MD:  On Thursday, authorities confirmed that a young child from Maryland had been evacuated back to the United States after being bitten by a shark at a Bahamian resort.

According to a statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the young boy was taken by helicopter to the United States following treatment at a local hospital following an incident involving a bite at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas on Monday.

A statement from the firm stated that the incident took place at Blue Adventures on Atlantis Paradise Island.

The unidentified 10-year-old suffered a bite while exploring a shark tank at a resort on Paradise Island, one of the approximately 300 Bahamian islands, according to a prior press release from the Royal Bahamas Police force.

The news announcement stated that the incident happened just before 4 p.m. A bite wound appeared on the boy’s right leg. The news announcement states that he is in stable condition after being transferred to a local hospital.

It’s unclear whether the youngster was with family members when the attack occurred. It is not disclosed to which hospital the child was airlifted to after the attack.

Stuart Cove stated that this was the first “guest-related incident” since the shark diving program began in 2006. “The experience will remain closed during our investigation and as we review the findings,” according to the statement.

A Boston lady died in a shark attack in the Bahamas in December. Lauren Erickson Van Wart, 44, was paddleboarding with a family member when she was bit by a shark.  Emergency personnel declared her deceased at the site.

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