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Bahamas Shark Attacks Snorkeler

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A woman from Dallas, TX, is recovering after a shark bit off 10 pounds of flesh from her back while she was snorkeling in the Bahamas last month. Lacey Webb, 34, was in the water near the Abaco Islands with her husband, Britt, when she was attacked. While filming a stingray underwater, she saw a shark swim by, but continued to shoot.

She told the press. "The stingray abruptly left, and as I went to the surface, and was vertical to the water column, the shark hit me from behind. I knew immediately that it was a shark bite . . . I knew I had to communicate what had happened to get my husband out of the water. Then I had to get my face back in the water so I could swim for the boat.'...

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