NEW: Suspected barracuda bite on SMB

A snorkellor died Tuesday after getting into difficulties in the water at Seven Mile Beach.

A man received a suspected barracuda bite while in the sea outside the Westin hotel on Seven Mile Beach Friday morning, according to a statement released by the Department of Environment.

Officers from the DoE believe the man encountered a barracuda that was feeding in a school of fish in the area.

“This is a very unusual incident and no cause for alarm for people swimming or enjoying other water activities in the vicinity,” the DoE said in the statement.

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