A BANKER was horrified after realising the tiger shark he had caught had human remains inside its belly after the beast coughed up a foot.
Humphrey Simmons was fishing in waters off the Bahamas with pals when he snared the “unusually heavy” 12-foot predator.
Hy het gesê: “We were going to cut the hook out of his mouth and let him go when he regurgitated a human foot.
“Everything was intact from the knee down. It was mangled, but there was still flesh on the bone.”
The stunned fishermen – fearing there may be more bodies inside – took the shark to shore in Nassau and it was cut open.
Binne, disgusted authorities found the severed remains of a man – minus his head.
The shark had regurgitated the man’s left leg, and his right leg, two arms and two – split in two – were found in its stomach.
Forensic examiners completed DNA tests on the mutilated body parts, confirming the remains appeared to be at least a couple of days old.
They could not say for sure whether the man was dead or alive when eaten by the beast.
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Two sailors had been reported missing days before the gruesome catch on September 4, 2010.
Police managed to identify the man as seaman Judson Newton by his fingerprints.
The 43-year-old and his friend Franklin Brown disappeared during a boating trip on August 29 after the vessel suffered engine trouble.
Tiger sharks can grow up to 25 feet long and weigh up to 1,400 pounds and are said to be responsible for more attacks on humans than any species apart from great whites.
Intussen, an American woman who was killed by a shark in the Bahamas has been identified as Pennsylvania college worker Caroline DiPlacido.
The 58-year-old was snorkeling with family in Nassau on Tuesday when she was mauled to death by a bull shark.
Caroline lived in Millcreek Township and did work as a project coordinator at Gannon’s Erie, Pennsylvania campus, die New York Post berig.
She was with her daughter, son and husband on vacation in the Bahamas when the horror attack happened.
Footage shared online showed medics trying to revive Caroline as she was brought to shore.
She was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.