Woman Killed, Another Loses Legs in Tour Boat Explosion

People on a neighboring boat attempted to rescue injured passengers from the explosion off Exuma in the Bahamas on Saturday

People on a neighboring boat attempted to rescue injured passengers from the explosion off Exuma in the Bahamas on Saturday

An American tourist is dead and nine others are injured after a boating incident off the coast of Barraterre in the Bahamas. She and her husband were vacationing in the Bahamas to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary, he said. Her lower legs had to be amputated and she suffered a spinal injury. A passenger aboard a nearby boat captured the chaos on his cell phone as others helped pull people from the burning vessel. Stefanie has not only suffered the loss of her lower legs, but needs surgery on her spine for an L1 lumbar disk fracture. Because of Stefanie's serious injuries and the surgery needed because of the Stacey's fractured legs, the family is working to get Stefanie and Stacey back to the United States. "I love you more than words can say".

Stefanie Schaffer, 22, is in critical condition after a deadly boat explosion in the Bahamas on June 30.

Her sister Brooke and father Paul received only minor injuries, while her mom broke several bones, per ABC7. "We know their expenses will far exceed this as this becomes a life long struggle for this family", the page said.

The U.S. Coast Guard, responding to a message for help, air lifted four passengers to a Florida hospital, according to the Bahamas Press.

Chester Cooper, a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, identified the person who died as an American woman.

A photo of the Schaffer family posted to GoFundMe page.

"This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends". The boat's engine reportedly exploded, causing a raging fire and black smoke.

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