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Shark Attack: Bahamas Snorkeler Loses Her Arm, But Lives

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Tiffany Johnson lost her arm in a shark attack in the Bahamas. (Screengrab of Twitter post)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 05:39 AM

A shark attack in the Bahamas claimed the arm of a mother of three who was snorkeling with her husband when the attack occurred.

Tiffany Johnson, 32, of Concord, North Carolina, was on the last stop of a cruise exploring the shallow reef on Athol Island when the shark bit her.

"It just felt like I had bumped into something, so I just casually turned to my right to look ... my whole arm in its mouth, just floating there," she said, according to WTVD-TV.

She struggled with the shark for several minutes.

"I kept trying to yank my hand back and the last time I yanked he had cut it clean off so I was able to actually get free," Johnson said, according to WSOC-TV.

Johnson said she wasn't in pain and felt a "tangible peace," according to the station. Doctors in the Bahamas saved her life, and a Medevac company flew her to Carolinas Medical Center, after customs and passport issues kept her stuck in the Bahamas.

"I'm thankful to be able to share this story and I hope, and I know, that it's going to change people's lives because you can’t hear this story and not see God in it," Johnson said, according to WSOC-TV.

Johnson's husband, J.J. Johnson, was in the boat when the attack occurred.

"I looked over there and I just saw blood all over in the water, all around her," he said, according to WBTV. "She's saying, 'help me, help me, Jesus,' and she's praying as she's swimming back."

"It's by the grace of God she's alive," he added.

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