Fishing hook,Tennessee license suspended, officials say after fatal shark encounter

A Tennessee fishing license has been suspended after a fatal shark attack in the Tennessee River last month.

According to a news release from the Fish and Wildlife Commission, a woman in Tennessee’s Tennessee River region of New Smyrna Beach was killed on June 23 by a 6-foot-long, 2,700-pound, 7.5-foot long bull shark.

The woman’s death was reported to the Florida Fish and Game Commission on June 25.

The commission said it had been investigating the incident for more than a week.

In an interview with the local Fox affiliate, Fish and Games Commission Director Jim Deutsch said the agency was “deeply saddened” by the woman’s passing and called on the public to help.

“The public can help us by reporting sightings of the bull shark,” Deutsch wrote in the news release.

“We want to help people report the shark sightings and keep the public safe.”

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will review the incident and take appropriate action in the future, Deutsch added.