Connecticut woman’s leg bitten off by shark in Turks and Caicos

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.

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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.

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