Authorities in Maine said Tuesday the woman killed in a rare shark attack off the state’s coast was a 63-year-old resident of New York City.
The shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, the Maine Department of Marine Resources said. The shark fatally bit Holowach off Bailey Island on Monday while she was swimming.
The marine patrol said a witness saw Holowach swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was bitten. Two kayakers helped her get to shore and an ambulance provided further assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, the marine patrol said.