Jordan Lindsey's parents say they yelled to warn her when they saw sharks approaching as she was snorkeling, but she didn't respond in time. The 21-year-old California woman was killed in a shark attack near Rose Island in the Bahamas Wednesday, ABC reports. Authorities believe three sharks were involved in the attack, which severed her right arm and left her with bite wounds to her left arm, both legs, and buttocks. Mother Kami Lindsey managed to bring her daughter to the shore, but she had lost too much blood and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
"We can confirm a US citizen in the Bahamas succumbed to her injuries following a shark attack on June 26," the State Department said in a statement. Lindsey was a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. "We already miss her so much," father Michael Lindsey tells NBC Los Angeles. "She was so caring. She loved all animals. It's ironic she would die getting attacked by a shark." This was the first fatal shark attack in the Bahamas in more than a decade, according the Mirror. It's not clear what kind of sharks were involved. Relatives have started a GoFundMe campaign to help with the expense of transporting Lindsey's body back to California. (An 8-year-old boy in North Carolina survived a shark attack last week.)