Woman attacked by shark in Bahamas (includes video story)

An Iowa woman suffered a shark bite in the Bahamas June 7 while scuba diving south of Taino Beach.

Heidi Ernst was taken to a local hospital before being flown to the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, where her left leg was amputated.

“You kind of know what you’re walking into, especially being at a place like the Bahamas,” said tourist Elder Espinoza. 

Ernst completed her 500th dive in May and will require more surgeries to heal correctly.

Jared Parker is an American broadcast media student with an area of concentration in global and sociocultural studies. Parker hopes to work in sports journalism in the future. Parker has a special connection to amateur MMA and hopes to be known as someone who gave amateur fighters a platform before anyone else.