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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.'

Britt said, "It happened so fast, but she was so calm until she pulled herself up to the swimming platform. I thought she was joking, but when she started pulling herself up, I saw the severity of the situation. I immediately jumped on the boat and just started grabbing towels, and realized we had to think quickly and to work quickly 'cause a life-or-death situation was happening."

Webb was flown by air ambulance to Memorial Regional Hospital, where she has undergone several operations. The shark left a tooth in her back, which she is planning to have made into a necklace to remind her of the ordeal and her bravery. Webb said she refuses to be cowed by the accident, and plans to go snorkeling again soon.

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