Authorities in ME said Tuesday the woman killed in a rare shark attack off the state's coast was a 63-year-old resident of New York City. Officials said Holowach was wearing a wet suit when she was attacked by the shark.
Maine Marine Patrol spokesman Jeff Nichols says the victim was swimming with another person near the shores of White Sails Lane on Bailey Island.
The Maine Marine Patrol is now investigating the death and no other information was made available. Holowach was swimming with her daughter who was not injured.
Two kayakers helped pull the woman to shore as emergency medical crews assisted, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
He also warned that people should not swim near seals, because "we can easily be mistaken for a seal.as a shark's dinner".
Officials are investigating a possible deadly shark attack Monday off the coast of Maine. The Maine Marine Patrol is patrolling the area. He said the shark was identified as a great white by a tooth fragment.
A consultation with Massachusetts Department of Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist Gregory Skomal determined the shark involved was a great white.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said swimmers at nearby Popham and Reid State Parks are not allowed beyond waist-deep water until further notice out of an abundance of caution.
Dr. James Sulikowski from Arizona State University is an expert on sharks in New England.
Greg Skomal, a prominent MA shark researcher pictured here, will speak at Harvard about his work studying the growing great white shark population off Cape Cod. The witness added that it appeared to be a shark attack.
"Seals feed on fish and sharks feed on seals", Keliher said.