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Shark Trio Kills Young California Snorkeler in the Bahamas

Shark Trio Kills Young California Snorkeler in the Bahamas

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By David E. Hubler
Contributor, EDM Digest

A 21-year-old college student from California was killed Wednesday in a shark attack in the Bahamas, BuzzFeed News reported.

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Police say Jordan Lindsey was snorkeling off Rose Island, located northeast of Nassau, when she was attacked by three tiger sharks. Lindsey's family reportedly saw the sharks approaching her and tried to yell out a warning, but she didn't hear them in time.

Bahamian officials say the sharks bit Lindsey's legs and buttocks, and severed her right arm, according to CBS News. A team of scientists is investigating the attack.

Expert Says Shark Attacks Are Rare Because They Have No Interest in Humans

Shark attacks are “pretty rare because sharks don’t really have any interest in humans,” Andre Musgrove, a shark diving expert, told ABC News’ Victor Oquendo in the Bahamas. “But they are wild animals so anything can be expected. It is pretty strange for three sharks to be involved in an attack like this, so I think more details are needed.”

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Five Shark-Related Deaths Have Occurred So Far This Year

As of June 27, there have been 37 verified shark attack bites, including five fatalities, this year, according to the Tracking Sharks website.

Twenty of the reported attacks occurred in the U.S., including one fatality in Maui. “The total number of people bitten or attacked by a shark is quite low when compared to the overall number of people in the water at any given time,” Tracking Sharks noted.

David Hubler David E. Hubler brings a variety of government, journalism and teaching experience to his position as a Quality Assurance Editor at APUS. David’s professional background includes serving as a senior editor at CIA and the Voice of America. He has also been a managing editor for several business-to-business and business-to-government publishing companies. David has taught high school English in Connecticut and at Northern Virginia Community College. He has a master’s degree for Teachers of English from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in English from New York University. In March 2017, Rowman & Littlefield published the paperback edition of David’s latest book, "The Nats and the Grays, How Baseball in the Nation's Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever."