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    Eight-year-old boy bitten by three sharks while on holiday

    An eight-year-old boy was savaged by three sharks while he was on a family holiday in the Caribbean. 

    THE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FLOWN TO THE HOSPITAL

    According to a report by Daily Mail, the attack happened after tourists ‘started chucking their lunch into the water.

    The eight-year-old Finley Downer was in The Bahamas with his family last week on an excursion to the protected harbour Compass Cay when the attack happened.  

    Finley’s father, Michael, 44, said his children saw sharks swimming in a nearby lagoon and went over – unaware they were feeding on scraps being thrown to them.

    THE CHILDREN SAW SHARKS IN A NEARBY LAGOON

    Finley’s mother told MailOnline it wasn’t Fin’s fault. 

    “He was encouraged to go in the water as part of the tour. He didn’t know not to.

    “But people started chucking their lunch in and the sharks attacked him. He was only in the water for a couple of minutes. It was just a freak accident.” 

    Finley’s mother

    HIS MOTHER SAID IT WAS A FREAK ACCIDENT

    According to the report, Finley was left with ‘huge chunks of flesh hanging off both legs’ in scenes he described as being like movie Jaws. 

    It is believed a nurse was among tourists and helped stem the blood. Finley’s father was able to pay for a private plane to take the stricken youngster to the hospital for surgery. 

    ALSO READ: WATCH: Woman dies after shark rips her arm and leg off at resort

    Last month, an elderly woman died after a shark’ bit off her arm and leg’ at a tourist hotspot in Egypt. The shocking incident was caught on camera. Warning the article contains graphic content.

    THE WOMAN IS SEEN TRYING TO SWIM ASHORE

    The woman was busy snorkeling when the shark attacked her. The 68-year-old desperately tried to swim back to shore. 

    A large crowd watched the drama, but no one was seen entering the water to help the woman.

    Some reports said tourists rushed out of the water when the woman was attacked and tried to “distract the shark from the victim”.

    In the video, you can see the water turn red as the woman struggles to swim back. 

    ALSO READ: PHOTOS: Incredible photos show whale giving birth to calf in Walker Bay

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