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Shark Attack: RUSVM Thanks First Responders


by Staff Writer

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts Nevis Information Service is reporting that a three-member team of senior officials from the Ross University School of Veterinary School Medicine (RUSVM) called on Friday (January 15) to express gratitude and commendations to the Coast Guard, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the surgical team, at the Alexandria Hospital for their quick response in assisting one of their students who suffered significant injury in a shark attack.

The press release said the Ross officials passed on compliments from the trauma team in the USA to the medical team on the island and opined that the surgery was comparable to anything that could have been performed anywhere in the USA.

According to the SKNIS the virtual meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Cabinet Secretary Josephine Huggins, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws, Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF General Hospital Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, Commissioner of Police, Hilroy Brandy and Lieutenant Colonel J. Anthony Comrie.

Commander of the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force, Lieutenant Colonel J. Anthony Comrie thanked the team for its compliments and was happy that the training which his officers received was put into action and was equally glad that they could have ably assisted the student.

Prime Minister Harris indicated that the strong bonds between the Government and the RUSVM will be further strengthened.

The press statement did not name the injured Ross Student nor the Ross officials who called.

WINN understands that a GoFundMe Account to raise US$100,000.00 was created for Brook Toussaint, 26 of Texas, the student bitten by a shark on January 9, while swimming in the area of Booby Island, by her sister Paige who reported later that Brook had lost her left leg.

The Department of Marine Resources has warned people to exercise caution when using the sea.


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