bahamas shark attack—A young American woman died after being attacked by sharks in the Bahamas during a family dive, police said.
Jordan Lindsey, 21, from California, was attacked by three sharks on Wednesday as she was snorkeling off Rose Island, east of Nassau, says the Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle, quoted by WLPG.
The young woman was taken out of the water and evacuated, but died on arrival at the hospital, Rolle added. The species of shark responsible for her death has not been specified. “We can confirm that a US citizen died of her injuries as a result of a shark attack on June 26 in the Bahamas,” a spokeswoman for the US State Department told ABC News.
Jordan “will be deeply missed,” said the young woman’s family on the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform, where an account has been opened to collect money for the repatriation of the body to California for the funeral. The Ministry of Tourism of the Bahamas expressed in a statement relayed by WPLG its “most sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the victim.”
Shark attacks are rare in the region. However, not far from there on the coast of North Carolina (south-east), three attacks have been recorded since the beginning of June.