An American student was fatally attacked by sharks during a snorkeling expedition while on holiday in the Bahamas.
Jordan Lindsay, 21, was swimming in the North Atlantic waters near Rose Island at approximately 2 pm, when she was attacked by three sharks.
The California native had been visiting the island with her family on a tour boat in order to see the famous Bahamas’ wild pigs, as well as get in some snorkeling in the crystal clear waters.
Following the unfortunate tragedy, investigators released information that there were three sharks involved in the attack and as a result, Jordan was left with fatal injuries including a severed right arm and severe bites on her limbs and torso.
Her parents witnessed the sharks approach and shouted warnings to her, but sadly she didn’t hear them in time.
According to the Royal Bahamas Police Force yesterday, she was taken to Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau where she was pronounced dead.
Her father, Michael Lindsey, told ABC News, “Jordan was 21 and such a great daughter and person. We already miss her terribly.”
A spokesperson for the US State Department told the news channel, “We can confirm a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas succumbed to her injuries following a shark attack on June 26th.”
In a different statement to NBC, Michael Lindsey said, “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.”
Jordan’s parents have set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
The page 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 on the same boat as the Lindsey family, but on the other side of the island when the attack occurred, said that the tour guides seemed genuinely surprised that there were sharks in the waters.
Jace Holton, 32, spoke to DailyMail.com saying, “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.”
Holton added, “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.”
According to the Shark Research Institute, Jordan Lindsey’s death is the first fatal shark attack to have occurred in the Bahamas in over a decade.