10-year-old Maryland boy attacked by shark in Bahamas while on 'Shark Tank' expedition

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A shark bit a 10-year-old Maryland boy who was on vacation in the Bahamas on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The attack unfolded at about 4 p.m. ET on Paradise Island as the boy was "participating in an expedition in a Shark Tank at a local resort," the Royal Bahamas Police Force said in statement.

He was taken to the hospital and listed as stable.

Police Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings told NBC News on Tuesday that she couldn't explain what protections were in place at the "Shark Tank" expedition.

"I'm a police officer on the island, and I have never been over to the aquarium that they're referring to. As for how it's set up, you'll have to speak to personnel at the resort," said Skippings, who declined to name the resort.

The Atlantis Paradise Island appears to offer a snorkeling program in which patrons can get "alongside sleek sharks, spotted rays, and brilliantly colored tropical fish in this underwater setting."

The resort didn't immediately respond to a message Tuesday afternoon.