BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - DETAILS are now emerging about the shark biting incident that occurred yesterday (Jan. 9) morning in the Federation.
Information obtained by SKNVibes News states that a group of students from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine were at Booby Island when a female student was bitten by a shark early yesterday morning.
Police confirmed that the Coast Guard was radioed and assisted the group to Nevis, of which a number of them also sustained injuries.
According to information from lawmen, with Nevis being the closest point of care for the young lady, she was transported to the Alexandra Hospital with the assistance of the Police Force.
SKNVibes understands that health personnel at the Alexandra Hospital were unable to save the student’s leg due to the severity of the bite from the shark.
Additionally, it was revealed that the injured student was today stabled enough to be transported to the JN France Hospital in St. Kitts for further treatment.
She is currently in the process of being flown out of the Federation for additional treatment overseas.
The identity of the victim has not been released.