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.

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.

Donate