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Shark kills US tourist off remote Costa Rican island

/ 06:17 AM December 02, 2017

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Authorities in Costa Rica say a U.S. woman is dead after a shark attacked her at a diving spot off the coast of the Isla del Coco island.

The Environment Ministry said Friday the woman was killed the previous day by a tiger shark off the remote island, about 330 miles (530 kilometers) from Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

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The woman was treated by park guards and medical personal vacationing on the island. But the ministry said she had suffered severe bites to her limbs and died.

A dive master also suffered a shark bite but was conscious and in relatively stable condition.

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The dive master told officials that the shark attacked when his group was surfacing after a dive. A boater and divers tried to drive the animal away.

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