Connect with us

Celebrity News And Gossips

Instagram Model gets bitten by shark while swimming

Published

on

Instagram Model gets bitten by shark while swimming

A tourist activity went terribly wrong as an Instagram model Katarina Zarutskie was badly bitten by a shark while she was swimming and taking photos.

Zarutskie was fortunate to still have her arm after a nurse shark latched onto it and dragged her underwater while swimming with a school of seemingly harmless sharks in the Bahamas last month.

The 19-year-old Zarutskie, an avid surfer from Laguna Beach, California, and a nursing student told Fox News she was on vacation with her boyfriend and his family when locals told her about the opportunity to swim with nurse sharks in Staniel Cay.

She added the locals were “very encouraging” in telling her to try the activity.

“We had seen all these nurse sharks swimming around the marina and I had already known, because I have surfed my whole life; that nurse sharks are relatively harmless

“I thought it was safe and I saw kids snorkeling, and against my boyfriend’s family’s wishes I thought it would be fine,” Zarutskie said.

The nursing student recalled everything being fine when she first entered the water until she leaned back and held her arms out.

Her boyfriend’s father was snapping pictures and captured the moment the shark sank its teeth into her arm and pulled her under.

“It was very scary. I was pulled under and I’m very fortunate it was a minor situation. It could have been way worse; they could have all started to attack given that they have a pack mentality,” Zarutskie said.

She added: “Everyone said they could hear the bite. They said it sounded like a big vacuum seal sort of thing and it all happened very fast. I was not screaming and crying. I was staying very calm.”

Zarutskie said her past training for surfing and scuba diving quickly kicked in and helped her in the situation.

Roman Goddess parades her eye-popping assets on Instagram

She said she was “very blessed” she was able to quickly rip her arm out of the shark’s mouth and cover the wound to prevent blood from getting to the other sharks lurking around.

“If the shark would have got my hand in a different way, I probably would not have been able to get my hand out,” she said.

Staniel Cay marina owner David Hocher told NBC NEWS there was a warning sign posted in the area stating visitors must “swim with the sharks at your own risk.” He added it appeared the Instagram model went in the water during feeding time.

Zarutskie said she did not see a sign where she entered and would have never gone in the water if they were feeding the sharks.

She also said she is not placing blame on anyone for the incident but believes the bite was “all a big accident” and the shark may have mistaken her for a piece of food.

She added: “We will never know.”

Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom-dwellers that are mostly harmless to humans, according to National Geographic. The sharks, however, will bite people as a defense if they are stepped on or bothered.

They are known to have strong jaws to crush hard food such as shellfish and coral.

The 19-year-old said it is been a journey healing the bite wound. Zarutskie encountered multiple complications and doctors believe there may still be “pieces of the tooth” lodged in her arm.

“It was a humbling experience and I have learned a lot,” she said.

Despite the scary experience, Zarutskie said she still loves the wildlife and sharks and hopes to bring awareness to the animals. As for returning to Staniel Cay, the California native said she would go back in a heartbeat.

Instagram Model gets bitten by shark while swimming

(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Celebrity News And Gossips

Paternity Dispute: Mr 2Kay insists Gifty’s child belongs to him

Published

on

By

Paternity Dispute: Mr 2Kay insists Gifty’s child belongs to him
  • Mr 2Kay insists Gifty’s child belongs to him

Nigerian singer, Mr. 2kay has reiterate that he is the father of Gifty’s child, Alisha after the reality star denied claims that the singer is the father of her daughter.

We earlier reported that the singer shared a post on his Instagram page to celebrate Alisha on her 1st birthday, which initially gave the confirmation that he fathered the child with the actress.

However, Gifty denied claims that Mr. 2kay is the father of her baby, saying that only a mother knows the real true identity of her child’s father.

Reacting to the claims, Mr 2Kay who insisted that Gifty’s child belongs to him, added that ‘DNA is too true to tell a lie’.

See his post below;

Paternity Dispute: Mr 2Kay insists Gifty’s child belongs to him

Paternity Dispute: Mr 2Kay insists Gifty’s child belongs to him

(Visited 48 times, 16 visits today)
Continue Reading

Celebrity News And Gossips

Offset Finally Reveals Why He Went Public With His Apology To His Estranged Wife Cardi B

Published

on

By

Offset Finally Reveals Why He Went Public With His Apology To His Estranged Wife Cardi B.

Offset Finally Reveals Why He Went Public With His Apology To His Estranged Wife Cardi B.

Offset has revealed why he went public with his apology to Cardi B, following several call out posts against him for stopping his estranged wife’s performance halfway.

Taking to Twitter to explain why he went public with his apology with Cardi B, offset wrote;

All of my wrongs have been made public, i figure It’s only right that my apologies are made public too. A nigga was just trying …..thank god I ain’t got no balloons sheeesh

See his tweet below;

This is coming after Offset tried to apologize to Cardi B during her performance at the Rolling Land Festival that ended on Saturday, but she rejected him.

The apology was an attempt to make things right, after the female rapper shared a post on IG announcing that they are getting a divorce.

At the Rolling Land Festival in Los Angeles, Offset had his gesture of love turned down by his ex. A clip showing this was captured via Twitter.

Wow, Offset really just interrupted Cardi’s set to beg her to take him back. This is disgusting and embarrassing. I feel bad for her. pic.twitter.com/ThrVQtnlqU— I Luh God ✨ (@aVeryRichBish) December 16, 2018

(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
Continue Reading

Trending