NYC woman killed by shark in Maine ‘just started screaming’

NYC woman killed by shark in Maine ‘just started screaming’: neighbour


A shark killed an ex-president of handbag brand Kipling North America off Maine coast, as per a person who saw the frightful death.

Just before the beast set its eyes on 63-years-old Julie Dimperio Holowach, she was laughing and giggling, along with her daughter while the two swam around twenty yards off the Bailey Island on Monday about 3:30pm, informed Tom Whyte to Portland Press Herald.

However, moments later, Holowach, started screaming for help, informed Whyte, who witnessed the scene using his binoculars from his office that overlooks the Mackerel Cove beach.

Whyte informed the newspaper agency that the great white dragged Holowach in the water. On the other hand, Steve Arnold, another witness, informed the paper that he saw Holowach getting pushed a little out of water.

Post the shark attacked Holowach, her daughter hurriedly swam towards the shore and screamed to seek help for her mother.


Two kayakers, who were identified as Charlie Wemyss and his mom by Press Herald, rushed to save Holowach from the beast and got her back to shore. Unfortunately, the arriving paramedics pronounced Holowach dead.

In a media conference on Tuesday, Maine officials said that Holowach, who wore a wetsuit that day, was probably mistaken for seal.

Holowach’s death marked the first most dangerous shark attack in Maine.

Sachin Jangra

With a knack for storytelling, Sachin joined X News Weekly about a year ago. Covering substantial topics under the US & World section, she helps information seep in deeper with creative writing and content management skills.

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