UM student bitten after swimming with sharks in the Bahamas

UM student bitten after swimming with sharks in the Bahamas

UM student bitten after swimming with sharks in the Bahamas

So when model Katarina Zarutskie visited with her boyfriend and his family last month, she was keen to make the most of the lovely sights.

After getting bitten while swimming with a school of sharks in the Bahamas, the IG model tells us EXCLUSIVELY she would do it all over again. But the post attracted an influx of comments attacking her for "blaming the shark", BuzzFeed News reports.

The photographs show her instinctively covering the wound and raising her arm up in an effort to stop the blood spreading through the water.

"My boyfriend's family was freaking out when I went to swim with the sharks and I was like, 'it's fine, '" she said. "They were just screaming at me not to do it", she said.

Zarutskie, a Southern California native, said doctors told her it could have been much worse.

Stitches and antibiotics were all that was needed to fix her up-though there are still shark teeth fragments in her arm, and she'll likely have scarring-and Zarutskie doesn't hold a grudge against the shark.

She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless.

When asked why she went ahead anyway, she replied, "It's just a once-in-a-lifetime experience".

First of all, as a proud alumnus of the University of Miami, I'd like to say that the institution is a wonderful top 50 private research college with a gorgeous campus and bright students. I know he mistook me. Now, nurse sharks are largely pretty docile, but it's always worth remembering that they are still sharks.

Speaking to NBC News on Monday, Zarutskie said she had heard from locals that swimming with nurse sharks was risk free. "Next thing I knew I was underwater and I felt this, and the adrenaline just kicked in".

"You can't even predict how another human is going to react to situations, let alone an animal".

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