Woman killed in boat explosion was celebrating anniversary

04 July, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • A tour boat carrying 10 Americans and two Bahamians exploded off the island of Exuma on Saturday. Four of the injured Americans were airlifted to Florida by the US Coastguard

One person is dead and nine others were airlifted to hospitals in Florida and the Bahamas after a boat exploded on Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Police Force.

A Tennessee woman, Maleka Grimes, 39, who was celebrating her wedding anniversary, died in Saturday's blast.

Stefanie Schaffer, 22, is in a medically induced coma, and is thought to be unaware both her legs have been amputated, her uncle told United States media.

Stefanie, the sister of Haiden's girlfriend, Brooke, is now in a medically induced coma in a Florida hospital.

A GoFundMe page for the Schaffer family has raised more than $90,000.

Video footage taken at the scene from a neighboring boat shows the watercraft completely ablaze, as thick black smoke consumes the surrounding air.

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The boat, traveling off the island of Exuma, roughly 130 miles south of Nassau, was carrying 12 passengers - 10 Americans and two Bahamians - at the time of the explosion. They were initally treated for their injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. Stacey suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries.

Her sister Brooke, mother Stacey and stepdad Paul Bender were also on the boat with the young woman.

Among the injured was Stefanie Schaffer, 22, a dancer whose injuries necessitated a double leg amputation below the knee, ABC News reports. "We are saddened and our hearts are hurting, but we will get through this together", Cooper added.

Schaffer's brother, George, posted on Facebook about the incident. The explosion caused the entire ship to catch fire, according to a police statement.

Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent Shanta Knowles told the AP that 10 USA citizens and two Bahamian crew members were on board the ship, which was embarking on a day trip near the Bahamas's Great Exuma Island.

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