American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack

American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attackSan Jos̩ (AFP) РA 49-year-old US female tourist was killed by a tiger shark this week while diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, the government and local media reported. The attack also badly injured the 26-year-old male Costa Rican diving guide leading the group that included the American woman. The shark savaged the two on Thursday as they were surfacing after a dive off Coco Island, a pristine national park located 500 kilometers (300 miles) off the Costa Rican mainland, the environment ministry said in a statement.



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