Sharks attack in Bahamas, killing Southern California woman

FILE PHOTO: The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ticketed a man for branding several sharks. (Photo: Pixabay)

TORRANCE, Calif. — TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A shark attack has killed a Southern California woman vacationing in the Bahamas.

Royal Bahamas Police Force Deputy Commissioner Paul Rolle says 21-year-old Jordan Lindsay of Torrance was attacked by three sharks on Wednesday near Rose Island while snorkeling with her family.

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KABC-TV says Lindsay's parents and other family members saw the sharks and yelled a warning but she didn't hear them in time. Officials say her arms, legs and buttocks were bitten and her right arm was severed.


She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation issued a statement expressing its condolences and "deepest sympathies" to the family.