Pregnant Woman Saves Husband From Shark Attack

Credit: Unsplash & Margot Dukes-Eddy via Facebook

A pregnant woman has reportedly saved her husband from a deadly shark attack. 

Andrew Eddy and his wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy, were on a private boat trip with family in the Florida Keys of the US when he spotted a dorsal fin in the water.

Keen to have a closer look, Andrew was attacked by the shark and to everyone’s astonishment, Margot entered ‘immediately’ after him.

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The pregnant woman dived into the water to save her husband, who was being attacked by a shark. Credit: Margot Dukes-Eddy via Facebook

The 30-year-old’s wife somehow managed to pull her husband to safety, while putting her and her unborn child’s life at risk.

But before being rescued, Andrew was bitten by the shark on his shoulder.

The police report reads:  “Dukes saw the shark’s dorsal fin and then blood filling the water.

“Dukes, without hesitation, dove into the water and pulled Eddy to the safety of the boat.”

According to the Miami Herald, a helicopter flew out to take Andrew to the Ryder Trauma Center at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The family has requested that they have privacy at this time and so far, no public comments have been made.

Based on the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, the area has been subject to 17 unprovoked shark bites since 1882.

Although this may seem like a relatively small number, George Burgess, a retired director of the Shark Attack File, has agreed that it’s most likely Andrew was bitten by a bull shark.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.