Westmoreland fisherman dies following shark attack

May 02, 2021

Fifty-three year old Donovan Haywood, a fisherman, has died following a shark attack at sea on Saturday in Westmoreland.

Reports are that Haywood, otherwise called 'Doggie', who lived at Darling Street in Savanna-la-mar in the parish and a group of other fishermen set out at 8 a.m to go spear fishing off the shores of Little Bay in Little London.

While under water, Haywood was attacked by a large shark which ripped off his left arm and inflicted several bite wounds to his upper body.

It took his colleagues more than half an hour to free him from the clutches of the shark's mouth, after shooting it.

The shark swam away with Haywood's arm.

He was taken ashore and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Residents in Savanna-la-mar told The Gleaner that the ordeal is the first such incident to occur in their community.

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