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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:45 AM

Houston model bitten while swimming with sharks in Bahamas

HOUSTON - Katarina Zarutskie was floating calmly in the ocean off the Bahamas' Staniel Cay last month when she suddenly felt her arm being yanked down.

Zarutskie, a 19-year-old nursing student at the University of Miami from Houston, had been swimming with nurse sharks while on vacation with her boyfriend and his family when one bit her arm and started to drag her under the water.

NBC News reported her boyfriend's father took several photos throughout the attack, capturing the exact moment that Zarutskie came in contact with the 5-foot-long shark.

"He had my wrist in his mouth and I could feel his teeth sinking into my arm," Zarutskie told NBC News on Monday.

She also told WPLG, “All of the sudden it felt like 15 different people were squeezing on my wrist really, really hard.”

Zarutskie said she was pulled underwater for a few seconds and then ripped her wrist out of the shark’s mouth as fast as she could. She was able to swim to some nearby steps to get out of the water.

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Hocher sent NBC News a photo of a sign at the marina titled “SCYC Nurse Shark Policy,” which warns visitors about swimming with the sharks.

Zarutskie said she did not see the sign.


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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:49 AM

1. "Zarutskie said she did not see the sign." - How could a person think...

that swimming with sharks might be dangerous without seeing a sign first?

Well at least she learned something about nursing.


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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:52 AM

2. Reminds me of those intensely inane legal inserts and labels...

Inane only to those with common sense, however.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:40 AM

3. Quick thinking and cool under pressure; impressive young woman..

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