Chattanooga woman killed in boat explosion in the Bahamas

Frederick Owens
July 4, 2018

The American tourist who was killed in a boat explosion in the Bahamas on Saturday has been identified as a resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. There were 12 passengers on the boat, two of them were American.

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

A GoFundMe page that has been created to help the family with medical and travel expenses. "The boat bursts into flames shortly after 9 a.m". Five of the other injured victims are being treated at a hospital in Nassau.

Schaffer also suffered broken arms, a fractured spine and internal injuries, The Rutland Herald reported.

Stefanie and Brooke Schaffer were on vacation with their mother and stepfather.

One American woman was killed and seven other people were injured.

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Her brother George Schaffer posted on his Facebook page that surgeons amputated both Stefanie's legs below the knees.

Some passengers aboard the nearby boat were anxious that their vessel could also catch fire if they got too close.

Coast Guard crews in Clearwater assisted in the rescue of several people who were injured Saturday after an explosion on a tour boat near Exuma in the Bahamas.

The Vermont Center for Dance Education said Ms Schaffer had been a part of their "dance family" for years.

The company that ran the trip, 4C's Adventures, declined to comment on the explosion to because they are under investigation.

One person, an American tourist, died in the blast, believed to be caused by an engine explosion, according to CNN. "We are saddened and our hearts are hurting, but we will get through this together", Bahamas parliament member Chester Cooper posted on Facebook, according to CNN.

Other reports by LeisureTravelAid

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