Monday, 11 November, 2019

Jordan Lindsey: Tribute to the Bahamas Shark Attack Victim

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Patty Aguilar | 27 June, 2019, 15:41

An American tourist was killed in a shark attack while snorkelling at Rose Island, pictured, in The Bahamas on Wednesday.

She was pulled from the water and taken to Doctor's Hospital in Nassau, where she was pronounced dead, Reserve Superintendent Ronnie Bannister told CNN.

"The preliminary information indicates shortly after 2 p.m.an adult female was snorkeling in waters near Rose Island when she was attacked by sharks", police said.

An autopsy will reportedly be performed in the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau.

A State Department spokesperson told the news channel: "We can confirm a USA citizen in the Bahamas succumbed to her injuries following a shark attack on June 26".

Speaking to ABC News, her father Michael Lindsey said: "Jordan was 21 and such a great daughter and person".

"We can confirm a USA citizen in the Bahamas succumbed to her injuries following a shark attack on June 26", a State Department spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.

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Lindsey was a communication studies major at Loyola Marymount University. In the post, Jordan's family described her as a beloved daughter and sister who had the most attractive and gentle soul.

Her heartbroken dad said: "We already miss her so much".

Ms Lindsey's younger sister Madison has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with funeral costs and bringing her body back home. "Any amount helps. Thank you".

A friend wrote on the page: "Jordan's very special to us at CURes". Her innate kindness, lovely soul, and curiosity will continue to inspire us.

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on Wednesday expressed its "deepest sympathies" in the wake of the tragedy.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has issued precautionary advisories to the public.

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