A pregnant woman has saved her husband’s life from a three-metre-long shark which had latched on to his shoulder.
On Sunday, 30-year-old Andrew Charles Eddy, was airlifted to hospital following a shark attack in Florida.
His family was on a private boat and he was snorkelling near Sombrero Key Lighthouse.
His pregnant wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy, witnessed blood spilling into the water and the dorsal fin while onboard the boat and her husband was in the water, the Miami Herald reported.
"Dukes, without hesitation, dove into the water and pulled Eddy to the safety of the boat,” Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Aguanno said in his report.
At the time of the attack, several of Ms Dukes-Eddy’s family was in the water and CBS Miami reported the shark attacked just as Mr Eddy entered the water.
Witnesses have said the shark was likely a bull shark and up to three-metres-long.
According to CBS Miami, Mr Eddy was airlifted to hospital following the attack and his condition is not know. According to local media the family has requested privacy.
Bull sharks have a reputation of being aggressive, the Florida Museum notes, and are responsible for at least 100 unprovoked attacks from around the world - including 25 deaths.
It is believed bull sharks were responsible for a series of shark attacks in the early 1900s, which served as the inspiration for Peter Benchley’s book, which Steven Spielberg adapted into the blockbuster movie Jaws.
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