Student Dies After Being Attacked By Three Sharks The Bahamas
An American student has died after being attacked by sharks while snorkelling on holiday in the Bahamas.
Jordan Lindsey from California was swimming near Rose Island in the North Atlantic Ocean waters at around 2pm when the three animals set on her.
The 21-year-old had visited the island on a tour boat with her family to see the Bahamas' famous wild pigs and to snorkel in the clear waters.
Investigators say that three sharks were involved in the attack, which left the girl with fatal injuries, with her right arm taken off and severe bites to her limbs and torso.
Jordan's parents saw them approach and shouted to warn her, but she didn't hear them in time.
She was taken to Doctor's Hospital in Nassau, where she was pronounced dead, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said yesterday.
Speaking to ABC News, her father Michael Lindsey said: "Jordan was 21 and such a great daughter and person. We already miss her terribly."
A State Department spokesperson told the news channel: "We can confirm a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas succumbed to her injuries following a shark attack on June 26."
In another statement to NBC, Michael Lindsey said: "Her name was Jordan Lindsey...we already miss her so much.
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"She was so caring. She loved all animals. It's ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark."
Her parents have set up a GoFundMe page for Jordan, to help with expenses.
It reads: "Jordan Lindsey was a beloved daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend. On June 26, 2019 Jordan was tragically killed from a shark attack in the Bahamas. Jordan had the most beautiful, gentle soul and she will be missed deeply.
"Jordan's body needs to be transported from the Bahamas back to her home of California, which is very expensive. This gofundme is being set up to help Jordan's family pay for any travel and funeral expenses for Jordan's body. Any amount helps. Thank you."
Another tourist who was on the same boat as the family, but on the other side of the island when the attack happened, said that tour guides seemed shocked that there were sharks in the water.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Jace Holton, 32, said: "About 45 minutes after we snorkeled in that exact spot is when people ran on to our side saying a girl had been bitten by a shark and it look pretty severe.
"When we were getting back on the boat there were two small sharks still in the water and there was one large shark that I sent my brother a picture of that was still in the water."
Jordan's death is the first fatal shark attack in the Bahamas in over a decade, according to the Shark Research Institute.
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