A 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark during an excursion in the Bahamas: the police have initiated an investigation
A 10-year-old boy from the United States was injured during an underwater shark excursion in the Bahamas. It is reported that the predator bit the child's leg, and now the schoolboy is in stable condition and is being treated.
Blue Adventures by Stuart Cove, which organizes the tour, said they are "deeply saddened" by the incident and are cooperating with the investigation. The boy is currently being treated in a hospital in Maryland, USA, a hospital spokesman told ABC News.
Excursions at the Atlantis Bahamas resort on Paradise Island will not be held while the investigation continues.
The young tourist was bitten by a shark on his right leg "while participating in an aquarium expedition at a local resort on Paradise Island," the Royal Bahamas Police Force said in a press release.
His leg, according to witnesses, was wrapped in a towel as a tourniquet and then taken to the hospital in serious condition.
An internal investigation is underway at the company, which is reportedly cooperating with authorities and considers what happened "unacceptable."
A diving instructor and a guide were with the tourists on the trip, but the company said the sharks had never attacked humans since they began operating in 2006.