Tiger shark attacks and kills American tourist in Costa Rica

Dec 05, 2017, 01:09
Tiger shark attacks and kills American tourist in Costa Rica

Authorities say an American tourist from NY was killed by a tiger shark while she was scuba diving in Costa Rica. He attempted to scare off the shark but was unsuccessful as it savagely attacked Bhandari's legs, leaving severe bites on both. The instructor, who was conscious and in relatively stable condition, told officials that the shark attacked when his group was surfacing at the tail end of the dive.

A group of doctors, also diving in the area, ended up declaring the woman dead at the scene.

A U.S. national of Bengaluru origin has died in a shark attack in Cocos Island (Costa Rica). The attack also badly injured the 26-year-old male Costa Rican diving guide leading the group that included Bhandari.

Rohina Bhandari, a senior director at WL Ross & Co. The sharks are most active at the diving sites in the afternoon and early morning hours, but had not presented a threat until Thursday, the ministry said. These sharks have dark stripes on their green skin which resembles as tigers. LLC, according to her LinkedIn page. Reports suggest that Bhandari's family originates from Bangalore.

The paper said Bhandari, a resident of Manhattan's Upper East Side, was a regular presence at charity functions around the city.

According to La Nacion, tiger sharks were not found in the area for three decades, but returned to the protected area about 10 years ago.

Bhandari's friend Jon Benjamin took to Facebook on Saturday to pay tribute after her "untimely" death. Another said, "RIP Rohina Bhandari you were one of a kind, You will Be truly missed my friend!" She deserves to be remembered for her grace and kindness. "Always generous & gregarious, she was a mainstay of my social life in NYC". "Unbelievably sad and heartbreaking news that Rohina has died", wrote Julie Walker.

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