Possible Fatal Shark Attack in Maine

Press Release

State of Maine
Department of Marine Resources

27. July 2020

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Marine Patrol Investigates Possible Fatal Shark Attack

The Maine Marine Patrol is investigating the fatality of a woman today near Bailey Island.

According to Marine Patrol, an eye witness reported that the woman was swimming off the shore near White Sails Lane when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack.

Kayakers nearby brought her to shore and EMS responders were called to the scene where she was pronounced deceased.

No other information is available at this time and the investigation into the incident is continuing. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Until further notice, swimmers and boaters are urged to use caution near Bailey Island and to avoid swimming near schooling fish or seals.

The identity of the woman is being withheld pending notification of family.

Source: State of Maine

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