Desperate mum risked her own life trying to save daughter, 21, after she was ripped apart by sharks in Bahamas but could only recover her body


A DESPERATE mum risked her own life trying to save her daughter moments after she was ripped apart by sharks in the Bahamas.

Kami Lindsey was just “a few feet away” from Jordan, 21, when three tiger sharks cornered her in Rose Island.

Jordan Lindsey was on holiday with her parents and snorkeling off Rose Island when she was attacked by three sharks
Jordan had been on holiday with her family in the Bahamas, before she was attacked by sharks
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Terrified holidaymakers later spotted the sharks from the boat

Kami and Jordan were holidaying with other family members when they ventured off to a different part of the island on Wednesday.

Husband and dad Michael said the attack “happened so fast”, that Kami could only recover Jordan’s body and drag her to the shore.

Michael said: “My wife, Kami, and Jordan went snorkelling 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 her to shore by herself.”


Jordan lost her right arm and suffered extensive bites to her left arm, both legs and buttocks, leading to massive blood loss.

She was pronounced dead at Nassau’s Doctor’s Hospital.

The attack is thought to be the first shark-related fatality in the Bahamas for over 10 years.

Jace Holton, 32, a tourist who was also on the trip on Wednesday afternoon, took photographs of two sharks still lurking in the vicinity after the attack.

He said: “Some of the people that were actually in the water at the time were describing how it was a pretty horrific scene.”

Expressing his grief, Michael told ABC7: “Jordan was such a great daughter … We already miss her terribly.

“She was so caring she loved all animals it’s ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark.”

He claimed Kami did not even know that Jordan was killed by three sharks until the Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed.

Ms Lindsey was a communications student and environmental researcher at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles.

Timothy Law Snyder, the president of LMU, described her as an animal lover and a climate change campaigner. A GoFundMe account set up by her family to pay the costs of repatriating her body s

Rose Island is described as a “private beach paradise” where day-trippers are offered the opportunity to swim off the beach with tame pigs before moving to another beach to snorkel.


The sharks tore off her right arm in the attack
Jordan was savaged by three of the beasts in front of her mum
Jordan was declared dead at Nassau’s Doctor’s Hospital
Her grieving dad Michael told how she loved animals
She was snorkelling with Rose Island’s iconic swimming pigs at the time
She was savaged off the coast of Rose Island

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