Sharks attack, kill Jamaican fisherman off southern coast
Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:46PM EDT
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Sharks have fatally attacked a 68-year-old spear fisherman off southern Jamaica.
Police say George Facey of the western town of Savanna-la-Mar was among a group of fishermen who encountered sharks on Tuesday while diving off a remote cay some 3 miles off the south coast.
Facey was bitten several times. His companions managed to retrieve his bleeding body, which was returned to shore.
The type of sharks that killed the fisherman was not immediately known.
Police say they did not know how long it has been since there has been a fatal shark attack in Jamaican waters.
Earlier this year, an 18-year-old fisherman was severely wounded by a shark in Black River, another coastal community in southern Jamaica.