Woman killed in apparent shark attack off Maine coast

PORTLAND, ME (AP) — Authorities in Maine say the woman killed in a rare shark attack off the state’s coast was a 63-year-old resident of New York City.

The Maine Department of Marine Resources says the shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach.

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 injured.

Two kayakers then helped her get to shore, and an ambulance provided further assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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