According to a neighbor, the murder of a former New York City fashion executive began with a “mere screaming scream” as the animal attacked her, which was the death of a neighbor.
Julie DiMerpio Holowach had “giggling and laughing” with her daughter at the age of 63 before the great white, the two wandered together about 20 yards off Bailey Island around 3:30 a.m. Monday afternoon, Tom Whette Told the Portland Press Herald. .
But just seconds later, Kowling, a former president of Hovatch, the handbug company in North America, “just started screaming for help,” said White, who drove from his second-story office in a building overlooking the island’s mackerel cove. Used binoculars to visualize the scene. .
Whott told the paper that Holowach went “under her” as her daughter.
“It looked like she was pulled down,” he said.
Another witness, Steve Arnold, told the Press Herald that he saw Holowach out of the water.
“I saw him lift it slightly above the water … maybe 12 to 18 inches,” he said.
After Hollovach was attacked, her daughter came back to shore, where she fell on the sand on her hands and knees and screamed for help.
The two kayaks, identified by the Press Herald as Charlie Vemis-Dunn and his mother, rush to help Holowach in the water and take him back to shore.
“We saw what was in the water. We saw his condition, ”Wemyss-Dunn told the paper.
Once Holowach was taken shelter, he was immediately pronounced dead with paramedics.
Maon officials said at a press conference on Tuesday that Holowach, who was wearing a wetsuit at the time, was mistaken for a seal.
His death marked Maine’s first fatal shark attack.