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A Student Has Died Following Shark Attack On A Snorkelling Trip In The Bahamas

A Californian student has died in a shark attack while snorkelling on holiday in the Bahamas.

Jordan Lindsey, 21, from Torrance in the United States, was swimming close to Rose Island at around 2pm on Wednesday during a tour boat trip with her family in the area famous for its clear waters and wild pigs.

Credit: GoFundMe
Credit: GoFundMe

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Her parents saw the sharks approaching and tried to warn the student but she didn't hear them in time.

According to investigators, three sharks were involved in the fatal attack, severing her right arm and causing serious bites to her limbs and torso.

She was pronounced dead at Doctor's Hospital in Nassau, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.

Some waters in the Bahamas are home to wild pigs. Credit: Unsplash
Some waters in the Bahamas are home to wild pigs. Credit: Unsplash

It's the first fatal shark attack in the Bahamas in over ten years, according to the Shark Research Institute.

"Jordan was 21 and such a great daughter and person. We already miss her terribly. She was so caring. She loved all animals. It's ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark," her father Michael Lindsey said in statements to ABC News and NBC.

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Another tourist who was on the same tour trip said he saw one large shark and two smaller ones still in the water when they all got back on the boat.

Credit: GoFundMe
Credit: GoFundMe

"About 45 minutes after we snorkelled in that exact spot is when people ran on to our side [of the island] saying a girl has been bitten by a shark and it looked pretty severe," Jace Holton, 32, told DailyMail.com.

Jordan's parents have set up a GoFundMe page for their daughter that 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."

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Topics: News, Life News, Real

Amber Ascroft

Amber is a freelance beauty editor and lifestyle journalist. She's written for the likes of STYLIST, Red, Harper's Bazaar, Mail Online and Good Housekeeping and starred on ITV's This Morning.

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