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Boat explosion in Bahamas kills one American tourist, others injured

1 dead, 9 injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas Bahamas boat explosion leaves 1 tourist dead, several injured
Jay Anderson | 04 July, 2018, 01:59

Family members told NBC News that Schaffer, of Rutland, Vermont, had recently graduated college and was on a family vacation with her mother, sister and step-father, who were also hurt in the blast. With the support of the family, we have launched a GoFundMe page, in hopes to raise $50,000.00. "We know their expenses will far exceed this as this becomes a life long struggle for this family". The tragedy occurred about 130 miles south of Exuma, an island south of Nassau, ABC 10 reports. The boat's engine reportedly exploded, causing a raging fire and black smoke.

Stefanie sustained life-threatening injuries.

Schaffer was taken to a Bahamas hospital, where both her legs were amputated. She is reportedly in a medically induced coma in a hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, where her mother is also being treated for broken bones and other injuries. Paul and Brooke suffered bruises and cuts.

Stefanie Schaffer, 22, is in critical condition after a deadly boat explosion in the Bahamas on June 30. "We are hoping to get them back to the United States of America before anymore surgeries have to happen but only time will tell", George Schaffer wrote on Facebook. Police have not yet identified the person who was killed.




Video recorded at the scene and obtained by ABC 11 shows the moments after the explosion as passengers on a nearby boat attempt to help. "The kind words and prayers are very much needed and appreciated", the most recent update reads on the page.

Among the injured was Stefanie Schaffer, 22, an aspiring dancer, according to a Facebook post by her brother George John Schaffer.

- An excursion boat exploded in the Bahamas on Saturday, leaving one American dead and several injured.

Ten Americans and two Bahamians, the U.S. Coast Guard helped the Royal Bahamas Police Force transport passengers to various medical facilities.

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