Between Shark Week, "Baby Shark" and all of the shark merch we see everywhere, we tend to forget just how dangerous these animals are. And heaven forbid you mention a fear of the animals to company because you'll often get laughed at, and told that your danger of being killed by a shark is a rare one. So when a woman was killed by sharks while snorkeling in the Bahamas, it came as a surprise to many people--especially since she was snorkeling and not deep-sea diving.
I can't even imagine the harrowing situation for this young woman, who was only 21 and supposed to be on a trip with her family--or how her family felt, helplessly watching her get eaten as they shouted warnings she couldn't hear. It really does sound like something out of a horror movie, and I wish it only were. My heart goes out to her family.
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