A shark attacked a 10-year-old boy. The child was enjoying a popular tourist attraction

A shark attacked a 10-year-old boy.  The child was enjoying a popular tourist attraction

A 10-year-old boy was in the Bahamas when he fell victim to a dangerous predator. He was attacked by a shark at a popular resort while enjoying a famous attraction. It was closed after the incident.

A 10-year-old boy from Maryland was bitten by a shark at a resort in the Bahamas. The child stayed on Paradise Island and took part in a popular attraction, which is an expedition to get close to predators of this species. Unfortunately, an accident occurred.

10-year-old attacked by a shark in the Bahamas

The attack occurred on Monday afternoon when the child “took part in an expedition through the shark tank at the local resort” of Paradise Island, local police said. This is where many popular hotels are located.

A 10-year-old boy was bitten on the right leg and taken to hospital. His condition was described as stable. The victim has not been identified and police have not provided any details about the type of shark involved in the attack.

The US State Department “is aware of reports of an injured minor US citizen in Nassau, Bahamas,” a spokesman for the agency said in a statement.

“We are very concerned about any U.S. citizen being harmed abroad and stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance,” a U.S. Department of State spokesman said.

Popular attraction closed

The attraction of expeditions to shark habitats has been temporarily closed. The company organizing the trip, Blue Adventures by Stuart Cove, said it was “deeply saddened” by what happened.

“We have launched a thorough internal investigation and are fully cooperating with the authorities,” Stuard Cove said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “Events like these, which involve interactions with marine life, even the shark species included in this experiment, are rare and will never be acceptable.”

Cove says the child was in the water with a diving instructor during the incident. Monday’s attack was also the first such case since the company began offering such attractions in 2006.

The boy left the hospital at 10:40 p.m. local time on Wednesday, January 17 and was flown to Maryland for further care.

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