Shark bites Instagram model during photo shoot

A shark bit an Instagram model and nursing student, Katarina Elle Zarutskie when she was swimming with sharks for a photo shoot in the Bahamas last month. A shark bit her arm. The incident took place at Staniel Cay and was captured in pictures by her boyfriend’s dad.

The 19-year-old from California was on vacation with her boyfriend and his family when she heard that swimming with nurse sharks was a fun and safe activity. However, she missed a warning sign that stated that nurse sharks ‘can and do bite’.

She said, “He had my wrist in his mouth and I could feel his teeth sinking into my arm. I was pulled underwater for a few seconds and then ripped my wrist out of the shark’s mouth as fast as I could.”

She added, “The doctors now believe that I still have pieces of the shark teeth in my arm and I will forever have a scar. I am so fortunate that I still have my arm and my life.”