American student dies after being attacked by sharks in the Bahamas

An American woman has died after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas.

Jordan Lindsey, a 21-year-old communications student, was snorkelling with her family during a holiday when she was bitten by the animals, reports Associated Press.

The attack occurred just off Rose Island around 2pm on Wednesday.

Her father told ABC News that Jordan's mother had only been a few feet away from their daughter, and had tried to warn her of the danger but it was too late.

"My wife was near Jordan, a few feet away, when the shark attacked," said Michael Lindsey.

"She said it happened so fast and no one yelled anything. My wife got to Jordan and pulled Jordan to shore by herself."

Jordan was taken to hospital but died a short time later. 

According to the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the sharks bit Jordan's arms, legs and buttocks. Her right arm was severed entirely.

It is the first fatal shark attack in the Bahamas since 2008, according to the Global Shark Attack File.

A GoFundMe page has been started by the Lindsey family in order to raise money to transport her body back to her home of California. 

So far the page has raised over $50,000, surpassing its goal of $25,000.



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