American killed by shark attack in Bahamas

Credit GoFundMe

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Jordan Lindsey was attacked and killed by sharks in the Bahamas while she was snorkeling with her family on June 26.

The attack happened at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday when Jordan Lindsay, of Torrance, California, was snorkeling with her parents and other relatives near Rose Island, a small island off New Providence. She was a "devoted animal lover and climate change advocate", university President Timothy Law Snyder said in a statement, according to CBS.

A California woman has died in the Bahamas following an attack by multiple sharks, reports said.

Jordan was in her third year at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the university's president, Timothy Law Snyder, said in a statement.

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Bahamas Press said Lindsey was pronounced dead at a hospital in New Providence. Investigators said they believe that three sharks were involved in the attack, which was deemed an "extremely rare" and "deeply tragic event" by expert Dr. Austin Gallagher, chief scientist and CEO of Beneath the Waves, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on sharks in the Bahamas.

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

Michael Lindsey, Jordan's father, told ABC News his wife, Kami, was "a few feet away when the shark attacked".

Sharks rarely attack humans and kill them even less frequently.

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Her death marked the first fatal shark attack in the Bahamas since 2010.

"Jordan Lindsey was a beloved daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend", the family wrote of Jordan on a GoFundMe page.

Following an autopsy, Lindsey's body will be transported to California by the U.S. Embassy, Rolle told WPLG. "We already miss her terribly".

Emotional tributes have been posted on the GoFundMe campaign launched by the Lindsey family to help pay for travel and funeral expenses. "Any amount helps. Thank you".

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They will be assessing if the water is safe.

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