NYC Woman Swimming Becomes Victim Of Maine's First Fatal Shark Attack

A New York City woman has been identified as the victim of the first fatal shark attack ever documented in the state of Maine.

<p>Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine.</p>

Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine.

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Officials from the Maine Department of Marine Resources announced on Tuesday, July 28 that Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was attacked by a great white shark on Monday, July 27.

A witness saw Holowach swimming off the shore of Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine, when the attack happened, the Maine Marine Patrol said.

A second, unidentified woman who was swimming with Holowach was not injured, according to officials.

A pair of kayakers brought the two to the shore, where Harpswell emergency responders were awaiting them, according to the Portland Press Herald. Holowach was pronounced dead at the scene.

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