Bahamas shark attack victim Jordan Lindsey tried to save herself before fatal bite
A woman mauled to death by sharks tried to swim away with one arm after her other was ripped off – before her leg was torn away too.
Jordan Lindsey, 21, was snorkeling in the Bahamas when she was attacked by tiger sharks in front of her horrified mom, Kami, in June.
Distraught dad, Michael, has told how she desperately tried to escape after most of her right arm was bitten off by the vicious predators – who also ripped off her leg.
Michael had been with the rest of the family petting pigs nearby when he heard news that a teenager had been involved in a shark attack.
He raced to the pier for the snorkeling area from where his wife and daughter had set off just minutes earlier.
Describing the horrific attack, he told Good Morning America yesterday: “Kami said she heard Jordan yell, ‘mom.’ ”
“And then Kami looked back and her first thing was she thought dolphins were around Jordan.”
But Jordan began screaming in terror as one of the sharks ripped into her arm – leading Kami to risk her life to swim toward her.
Fighting back tears, Michael added: “She’s yelling, ‘Jordan, come swim to me,’ and then Jordan is not swimming so good and then Kami realized the first shark took most of her right arm off.”
Jordan made it to her mom, but at that moment a second shark struck – ripping off her leg.
Michael recalled: “They’re swimming slowly and Jordan said, ‘Mom, there’s another shark coming,’ and then it just hit, the second shark hit again like on her lower leg.
“[The shark] just took a giant chunk out of her – and then that’s the last thing Jordan said.”
Mom fought off beasts
Brave mom Kami fought off the sharks by punching them in the nose and hauled her daughter onto rocks.
There they waited for a boat from the Sandy Toes snorkeling tour to rush to their aid.
They were picked up and raced back to the shore on Rose Island – where a waiting ambulance rushed her to a hospital in Nassau.
But tragically, Jordan was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The family, from Los Angeles, had been on the third day of their much-anticipated luxury holiday when the horrific attack took place.
Michael added: “[Kami] seen her poor daughter die in her arms and it’s just – it’s crazy.
“Kami doesn’t like the nights because once she closes her eyes she’s back in that water again.”
Remembering his final moments with Jordan, Michael – who has cried “every night” since the June 26 tragedy – said: “I just kissed her on the forehead and said, see you later, Jordan.”
Jordan’s girlfriend, Gianna Gabrielle-Kasparek, told GMA that Jordan was “really smart” and had “the biggest heart.”
She added: “[Jordan] cared a lot about me and her family.”
The family is calling for greater safety for snorkellers on the island – including having medical supplies on boats and training staff in first aid.
The attack is thought to be the first shark-related fatality in the Bahamas for over 10 years.
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