Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Shark in deadly Maine attack confirmed as great white; victim identified as 63-year-old seasonal resident

  Authorities in Maine are stepping up vigilance and warning swimmers and paddlers to be careful after a great white shark attack on Monday killed a 63-year-old seasonal resident.

Julie Dimperio Holowach was killed in the attack off Bailey Island in the Casco Bay town of Harpswell. Officials said it was the first fatal shark attack ever recorded in Maine.

Patrick Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, said Massachusetts’ top expert on great white sharks had confirmed it was a great white shark attack with the help of a fragment of a tooth the shark left behind.

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