A man who suffered a “severe” shark bite while snorkeling was pulled to safety by his pregnant wife, who jumped into the water to rescue him, according to authorities.
Andrew Eddy, 30, was snorkeling with his family on a private boat in Florida’s Sombrero Key Light on Sunday when he was bitten on the shoulder by a shark “almost immediately” upon entering the water, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Deputy Christopher Aguanno wrote in an incident report obtained by PEOPLE that Eddy’s wife, Margot Dukes Eddy, spotted the shark’s dorsal fin and then saw the bloody water.
“Dukes, without hesitation, dove into the water and pulled Eddy to the safety of the boat,” Aguanno wrote.
The couple was on the boat with Dukes Eddy’s parents, her sister and her sister’s boyfriend, most of whom were in the water when the attack occurred, the report said.
Eddy, who lives in Atlanta, was taken from the water to Sombrero Beach and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, the statement said.
His injuries were described as “severe,” though his condition has not been released.
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