Julie Dimperio Holowach Wiki – Julie Dimperio Holowach Biography
Julie Dimperio Holowach was a swimmer from New York City, who killed in a high white shark attack in Maine on Monday. She worked at VF Sportswear and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has died at the age of 62.
Holowach did not appear to be an avid social media user, but when she did post, she shared about contributing to fundraisers for multiple sclerosis and Alzheimers. Holowach’s family did not immediately release a statement.
Two nearby kayakers rushed to bring Holowach to the shore, but she never made it to the hospital. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The kayakers who brought Holowach to shore had “strong character” to rescue Holowach, Jeff Cooper, director of fun and co-founder of H2Outfitters in Orr’s Island, told the Portland Press Herald.
After the deadly attack, swimmers and boaters in the area are being cautioned to remain vigilant, to stay away from swimming near large schools of fish or seals.
According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, globally, there were 64 unprovoked shark attacks on humans in 2019. At 41, the U.S. led the world in unprovoked attacks last year, with nearly half of them occurring in Florida. Worldwide there were only two fatal unprovoked shark attacks.
Over recent years, the number of shark attacks has decreased, and the Florida Museum of Natural History writes the risk of being attacked in low.