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American Woman Dies After Being Attacked by Three Sharks in Bahamas

By Jack Phillips

A California woman who was vacationing in the Bahamas was killed by three sharks while snorkeling off the coast on June 26, it was reported.

Jordan Lindsey, of Torrance, was snorkeling near Rose Island at around 2 p.m. when at least three sharks attacked her, said the Bahamas Police Force.

Lindsey’s family saw the sharks while she was in the water, but she didn’t hear their cries.

“Her name was Jordan Lindsey … we already miss her so much,” Michael Lindsey said in a statement to NBC Los Angeles, which carried a report about her death. “She was so caring. She loved all animals. It’s ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark.”

Lindsey, 21, was enrolled at Loyola Marymount University after graduating from South Torrance High School, her father confirmed.

After the attack, her mother, Kami Lindsey, took her from the water, but had she lost too much blood.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed the shark attack, saying an American tourist had died.

The agency said in a statement: “Preliminary information indicates shortly after 2 p.m., an adult female was snorkeling in waters near Rose Island, when she was attacked by sharks. The woman was transported to shore and taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.”

“The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the government and the people of the Bahamas, expresses its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the victim of Wednesday’s shark attack off Rose Island, near New Providence,” the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas said in a statement to WPLG.

Rose Island is located near the capital of Nassau.

The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources issued precautionary warnings after the attack.

The family created a GoFundMe for funeral and travel expenses after the woman’s death.

“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 and part of the money raised will be going to the Gentle Barn in California, because Jordan loved the Gentle Barn and would have wanted them to have help too. Thank you,” the family wrote.

It’s not clear what species of shark was involved in the attack.