American Woman Killed in Bahamas Boat Explosion Identified

American Woman Killed in Bahamas Boat Explosion Identified

American Woman Killed in Bahamas Boat Explosion Identified

The company that ran the trip, 4C's Adventures, declined to comment on the explosion to DailyMail.com because they are under investigation. Stacey Bender has broken bones and Brooke Schaffer and Paul Bender have cuts and bruises. ABC 11 has video of passengers on another boat trying to help the victims.

The incident occurred in island of Exuma around 9:00am this Saturday, June 30.

The post continues, "Stefanie sustained life threatening injuries including a double amputation and remains in critical condition". The page raised more than $60,000 in one day.

"Her legs, below her knees, had to be amputated", Stefanie's uncle, Mike Schaffer said.

The 40-foot chartered tour boat was carrying ten tourists and two Bahamians when an engine exploded, engulfing the vessel in flames, the statement said.

"We know their expenses will far exceed this", the page reads, "as this becomes a life long struggle for this family".

In his Facebook post, he said she also suffered two broken arms, a fractured spine, broken wrist as well as injuries to her liver and spleen.

Grimes said the hardest part was telling his 12-year-old grandson, Cameron, that Maleka was gone.

The deceased woman was identified as an American woman by Chester Cooper, a member of the parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island.

"We are shocked and saddened to hear the news that senior Stefanie Schaffer and her family were involved in such a tragic accident", the university wrote on Facebook. It shows people jumping "into the shallow water in an attempt to rescue passengers in the burning boat", according to ABC News. The blast and resulting fire sent thick black smoke pouring into the light blue sky off the coast of Barraterre, Exuma.

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