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Maine suffers second fatal shark attack in state history Monday

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A swimmer in Maine has lost her life due to a shark attack.

The Maine Marine Patrol is investigating the fatality of a woman today near Bailey Island. According to Marine Patrol, an eye witness reported that the woman was swimming off the shore near White Sails Lane when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack. Kayakers nearby brought her to shore and EMS responders were called to the scene where she was pronounced deceased. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

According to the Bangor Daily News, the only other documented shark attack in Maine occurred in 2010 when a 30-year-old diver from Perry, Maine was 30 feet underwater when a shark circled him twice.

Until further notice, swimmers and boaters are urged to use caution near Bailey Island and to avoid swimming near schooling fish or seals.

The identity of the woman is being withheld pending notification of family.

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