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The Pennsylvania woman who was killed by a shark while snorkeling with her family in the Bahamas was identified as a Gannon University employee on Wednesday.

Caroline DiPlacido, 58, of Millcreek Township, was working as a project coordinator on the Erie campus when she died on the water hike on Tuesday, university officials said.

After graduating from college in 1986, DiPlacido returned to campus in 2009 as marketing and communications secretary.

As project coordinator, DiPlacido was in the Erie-G.A.I.N.S. active in college. Our initiative and organization West Bayfront.

“Caroline was a strong presence of kindness and friendship,” said Gannon University Minister Michael Kesicki.

“The news is devastating and we will miss it.”

In addition to her husband David, DiPlacido leaves behind three children and her mother, as well as an extended family and an extensive network of friends.

Many close to DiPlacido declined to comment on the tragedy.

DiPlacido arrived in the Bahamas on Tuesday with four family members, according to police. The group traveled to Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas on Sunday for a seven-day cruise from Florida.

A spokesperson told CBS News that while snorkeling in scenic Green Cay, DiPlacido was attacked by a bull shark “while on an independent shore excursion.”

Authorities were alerted to the attack shortly after 3 p.m. Family members attempted to rescue DiPlacido, who suffered “severe injuries to the left side of his body.”

Royal Caribbean International later confirmed that DiPlacido died after arriving at a local hospital.

“Royal Caribbean is offering support and assistance to loved ones during this difficult time,” the company said in a statement.

Gannon University said it plans to hold a DiPlacido memorial vigil at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

“We think of Caroline with love and hope,” advised the school.

Gannon University did not immediately respond to a request for comment.