Tragic Jordan Lindsay, 21, had been on a snorkelling trip with her family near Rose Island in the Bahamas before the shark attack.
While snorkelling, her family tried to warn her three sharks were headed her away.
The sharks then attacked and killed Jordan around 2pm local time, deputy police commissioner Paul Rolle confirmed.
Jordan was bitten on her arms, legs and buttocks.
“It’s ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark”
Dep Com Rolle added her right arm was torn off her body in the attack.
Her body was pulled from the water and she was pronounced dead at the Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.
Her heartbroken dad said: “We already miss her so much.
“She was so caring, she loved all animals.
“It’s ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark.
“Jordan was 21 and such a great daughter and person. We already miss her terribly.”
Her family has set a fundraising page for her funeral costs.
A pal wrote on the page: “Jordan’s very special to us at CURes.
“Her innate kindness, beautiful soul, and curiosity will continue to inspire us.
“Sending support to Jordan’s family members and loved ones who are enduring this heartbreaking loss.”
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation told ABC 7: “The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas expresses its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the victim of Wednesday’s shark attack off Rose Island, near New Providence.”