July 28, 2020

Great white shark kills woman off US coast

New York (AFP) – A woman was killed by a great white shark in a rare attack off the coast of Maine in the northeast of the United States, authorities said Tuesday.The 63-year-old was swimming near Bailey Island — close to the state’s biggest city of Portland — when she was attacked on Monday, according to Maine’s marine department.It is only the second shark attack on record in Maine, where cold waters usually deter swimmers, and the first that was fatal.Authorities named the victim as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, from New York City.Patrick Keliher, head of the Maine Department of Marine Res…

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