A Massachusetts woman was airlifted to a hospital in Florida after she suffered a shark bite in the Bahamas on Sunday, officials confirmed.
The 32-year-old woman was spearfishing off Treasure Cay Coast when the shark went after the fish on her spear and inadvertently bit her hand, according to Abaco Fire Chief Colin Albury. Officials said the woman was in shock and was in severe pain.
Officials received a call of the shark attack at 1:42 p.m. After assessing the scene, they called Trinity Air Ambulance out of Fort Lauderdale. She was then taken to Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
The woman’s current condition is unclear and officials did not release her identity.
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Shark attacks in the Bahamas aren't a common occurrence, but have been known to happen, according to Albury.
"It's part of nature," he told NBC News. "We're in their territory and things happen."