Person killed in Maine shark attack IDed as New York woman

Maine Shark Attack
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2005, file photo, lobster boats are tied to their moorings at Bailey Island, Maine. The state Marine Patrol says a woman has been killed in an apparent shark attack off the coast of Maine, a rare occurrence that has only been recorded once before in the state by an unprovoked shark. Marine Patrol says a witness saw the woman swimming Monday, July 27, 2020, off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Authorities in Maine say the woman killed in a rare shark attack off the state’s coast was a 63-year-old resident of New York City.

The Maine Department of Marine Resources says the shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach.

The shark fatally bit Holowach off Bailey Island on Monday while she was swimming.

The marine patrol said a witness saw Holowach swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured.

Two kayakers then helped her get to shore, and an ambulance provided further assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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