A New York financier has been killed in a shark attack while scuba diving off the coast of Costa Rica
, the country's Environment Ministry announced. Rohina Bhandari
, 49, a senior director at WL Ross & Co. LL, was identified by friends as the American tourist who was fatally attacked last Thursday. She was dragged from the Pacific Ocean after sustaining severe bites to her legs but could not be saved. Her 26-year-old diving instructor was also badly injured. The male instructor, who was conscious and in relatively stable condition, told officials that the shark attacked when his group was surfacing at the tail end of the dive in pristine waters close to Cocos Island, about 300 miles from the country's mainland. According to the Costa Rica
n newspaper La Nacion, the guide noticed the shark approaching his group underwater and tried to scare it away. Rohina Bhandari
was pulled from the water but could not be saved Credit: Getty But as they surfaced, the shark went for Ms Bhandari, tearing at her legs. Tig ...