[Editor’s Note: The video report above is about a massive shark pinged off the South Carolina coast.]

(WJW) – An American visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands was attacked by a shark while snorkeling, police there said in a statement posted to Instagram.

According to the statement, a 22-year-old female was in in the hospital in serious condition in the hospital after the Wednesday attack.

Police say in the statement that the Connecticut woman and a friend were snorkeling when they were attacked. An employee at a local resort called for help, indicating the victim had her leg bitten off by a shark, police say.

The victim has not yet been identified. The attack took place Wednesday shortly after 3 p.m.

Fox 8 and Fox News have reached out to police there for further comment.