St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): WINN reached out to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Monday (January 11) for a comment on the shark incident that resulted in a student being seriously injured on Saturday. Ross issued the following statement on the matter.
“We can confirm that a group of 7 individuals affiliated with RUSVM were kayaking and swimming near Booby Island, St Kitts, … when one of them, a current student, was attacked by a shark. The incident took place at approximately 10:25 am local time. One of the individuals called 911, the Coast Guard was dispatched, and the injured student was taken to Alexandra Hospital, Nevis.
RUSVM is grateful for the quick-thinking community members and students present at the scene, the Coast Guard, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis police force, the island Incident Command Team, and the entire RUSVM team for their support throughout this event.
We understand that the student is in stable and critical condition following surgery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student and their family.”