A 21-year-old California woman was killed after she was attacked by three sharks while snorkeling with her family in the Bahamas, it was reported this week.
According to the Royal Bahamas Police Force Deputy Commissioner Paul Rolle, Jordan Lindsay, 21, was snorkeling with family members off the Rose Island around 2 p.m. on Tuesday when she was attacked by three sharks. Family members reportedly tried to warn Lindsay about the danger, but the 21-year-old did not hear them, Rolle said.
"She said it happened so fast, and no one yelled anything. My wife got to Jordan and pulled Jordan to shore by herself," Lindsay's father, Michael, told ABC News. "The medical staff said they still had to do an autopsy. My wife said no one told her there were three sharks."
Lindsay's right arm was severed in the attack and she also suffered bites on her arms, legs and buttocks, officials said. Her mother, Kami Lindsay, tried getting her daughter back on shore, but she had lost too much blood and the Loyola Marymount University student was eventually pronounced dead after she was taken to a local hospital.
"Her name was Jordan Lindsey -- we already miss her so much," her father Michael Lindsay told NBC News. "She was so caring. She loved animals. It's ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark."
The U.S. Embassy is doing what it can to help Lindsay's family get her body home back to Torrance, California. Family members have set up a GoFundMe account to help cover the cost of having Lindsay's body returned to California. Any remaining funds will be given to The Gentle Barn, an animal protection organization in Southern California.
Warnings have been issued to swimmers and snorkelers in the area by the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, according to the Bahamian Ministry of Tourism and Aviation.