A 21-year-old California woman who was killed by three sharks off the coast of the Bahamas was pulled to shore by her mother, her father revealed.
Jordan Lindsey, 21, of Torrance, California, was snorkeling near Rose Island in the Atlantic Ocean on June 26 when three sharks attacked her. Her mother, Kami, was with her while she was snorkeling.
The family was “on another part of the island, just swimming on the beach side,” he recalled. “My wife, Kami, and Jordan went snorkeling on another part of the island. My wife was near Jordan, a few feet away, when the shark attacked.”
“She said it happened so fast, and no one yelled anything. My wife got to Jordan and pulled Jordan to shore by herself. The medical staff said they still had to do an autopsy. My wife said no one told her there were three sharks,” he added.
The grieving father said that “we already miss her terribly.”
A biologist added there was likely a trigger that caused sharks to attack Jordan.
Ritter, who studies shark-human interactions, said the snorkeling company should have monitored the area better. He questioned the decision of the guides to be on the boat and not in the water during the expedition.
Jordan was attending Loyola Marymount University.
"I am saddened to share that Jordan Lindsey, a communication studies major, died on June 26, 2019. She was 21 years old," the university told students, ABC reported. "Jordan was snorkeling with her family and friends in the Bahamas when she was attacked by sharks. Efforts were made to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital."
Jace Holton, 32, who was on a tour boat with Lindsey, took a picture of a shark in the water after the attack.
Holton continued: "When we were getting back on the boat there were two small sharks still in the water and there was one large shark that I sent my brother a picture of that was still in the water."