TURKS AND CAICOS — A Connecticut woman visiting Turks and Caicos is in the hospital after her leg was bitten off by a shark, police say.
In a news release, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Department said a 22-year-old woman was snorkeling with her friend near the Blue Haven Resort when she was attacked by the shark.
The incident happened Wednesday just after 3 p.m., police said.
An employee at a resort near where the woman was snorkeling called police dispatch, according to WTNH. The employee told officers that the woman’s leg was bitten off by a shark.
The woman is in serious condition at a hospital in Turks and Caicos, police say.