It’s reported that the man went into hypovolemic shock after the bite and suffered a fatal loss of blood.
Diving instructor Mirla Zambrano said about the attack: “We are all very surprised. It’s the fist time a shark has attacked a tourist in San Andres.”
Marine biologist Rodrigo Lopez also said: "People are very worried about what’s happened and they’re not letting people go into the water.
It was reportedly a tiger shark that attacked the manCreative Commons
"A witness said the man who was attacked was a good swimmer and had been in the sea for quite a while and when he went further out a second time after coming back towards the shore, began to shout out for help and was surrounded by blood."
An island government spokesman said: “There are diving programmes with professionals in which sharks pass nearby, but nothing has ever happened.”
It’s the second shark attack in recent weeks to make headlines around the world.
A 51-year-old fisherman was bitten on the arm while he was out on a boat fishing near Bimini. The gash – reportedly the work of a shark – had resulted in significant blood loss, so a crewmate fitted a tourniquet to the man's arm, according to a US Coast Guard Press release.
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