An unfortunate incident took place on Wednesday in the Bahamas when a 21-year-old California woman was killed in a shark attack while snorkeling for the duration of a vacation with her family, officials said.
The victim is identified as a 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey. She was immediately sent to the hospital after the shark attack took place but it was too late and the doctors pronounced her dead.
Jordan Lindsey was snorkeling near Rose Island, a small island close to New Providence with her mother and other relatives when at least three sharks shortly started biting her. Her father and other siblings were in another area of the water.
The concerned officials regarding the case along with the Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism told the news agencies in a statement that Jordan was attacked by the sharks near Rose Island around 2 pm.
The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism also stated, “She was brought to the shore and transported to the hospital in New Providence, where she was pronounced dead”.
Lindsey was attacked by three sharks and therefore she suffers several bites to her arms, legs, and buttocks, local officials said. Her right arm was also totally severed in the attack.
The Police in the Bahamas at first didn’t instantly respond to a request for comment, but then later told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that Lindsey didn’t hear her family’s screams who were warning her about the approaching sharks until it was too late.
As per to the KABC-TV report, the family had taken a smiling photo with Lindsey and her girlfriend, just before they arrived the ocean.
The officials at her school said Lindsey was a communication study major at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She had later moved to the school from Santa Monica College.
Michael, her father told the news station, “We already miss her terribly. She was so caring, she loved all animals. It’s ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark”
Michael also told about the incident to ABC, “She said it happened so fast, and no one yelled anything. My wife got to Jordan and pulled Jordan to shore by herself. The medical staff said they still had to do an autopsy. My wife said no one told her there were three sharks.”
Timothy Law Snyder, who is the university’s president, talked about her and described her as “a devoted animal lover and climate change advocate.”
He said, “Please keep Jordan, her family, and her friends in your thoughts and prayers.”
The family has set up the fundraiser in order to cover the costs of transporting Jordan’s body to California, as per to the campaign. They said that the part of the funds is also going to be given to The Gentle Barn, which is an animal protection organization located in Los Angeles County.
The fundraiser campaign is named as GoFundMe. Jordan’s sister, Madison, and her family has also written, “Jordan Lindsey was a beloved daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend. Jordan had the most beautiful, gentle soul and she will be missed deeply.”