Boy Bitten By Shark In The Bahamas, Dive Company Launches Investigation

CMC – The owner of Blue Adventures, a Bahamian company that operates a diving experience, has launched an investigation following an incident in which 10-year-old boy from Maryland in the United States was attacked by a shark this week.

According to Stuart Cove, his company is cooperating with police and the diving experience has temporarily closed.

“Incidents like this involving interactions with marine life, even with the species of sharks included in this experience, are rare and never acceptable,” he said in a statement late Wednesday.

Police said the unidentified boy was bitten on his right leg Monday and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Cove said a dive instructor and a dive guide were in the water when the incident occurred and that they provided immediate medical attention.

He said the incident is the first of its kind since the experience began operating in 2006.