21-year-old Jordan Lindsey from California has passed away after being attacked by sharks while snorkeling in the Bahamas.
She was swimming near Rose Island at around 2 in the afternoon when three sharks suddenly approached her.
The American student had visited the area on a tour boat with her family to snorkel and also to visit wild pigs.
According to investigators, three sharks were involved in the incident. One left Jordan with severe injuries, bites to her torso and limbs, and her right arm taken off.
Her parents saw the animals approach and they screamed to warn her. However, she couldn’t hear them in time.
Jordan was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau where she was pronounced dead.
“Jordan was 21 and such a great daughter and person. We already miss her terribly,” said her father, Michael Lindsey.
A State Department spokesperson said to ABC News: “We can confirm a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas succumbed to her injuries following a shark attack on June 26.”
Michael Lindsey also told NBC: “Her name was Jordan Lindsey…we already miss her so much. She was so caring. She loved all animals. It’s ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark.”
Her parents set up a GoFundMe page for their daughter to help with expenses.
“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,” it reads.
“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.”
According to the Shark Research Institute, Jordan’s death is the first fatal shark attack in the Bahamas in more than a decade.
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