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Chattanooga woman identified as victim in Bahamas boat explosion

03 July 2018, 05:12 | Devin Moran

1 dead, 9 injured after boat explodes in the Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard deployed an HC-130 airplane from Air Station Clearwater to medevac four Americans after a boat explosion in the Bahamas

Maleka Grimes Jackson was among 12 passengers on the boat. Passengers on the nearby boat can be heard screaming while others are seen wading towards the flaming ship with flotation devices.

Authorities have released the names of tourists aboard a boat that mysteriously exploded in the Bahamas over the weekend.

New York-resident Mike Schaffer told local CBS-affiliate WCAX-TV that he was shocked to hear that his niece and her family were injured in an explosion.

One American tourist was killed in the explosion, while two others are said to be in critical condition at a Bahamian hospital.

Her family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses.




"This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends". Stefanie suffered life-threatening injuries according to her brother George, who spoke to ABC News on Sunday, July 1.

Officials say the boat burst into flames around 9 a.m. Saturday off the coast of Exuma, an island about 130 miles south of Nassau.

An American dancer was among the victims of a tour boat explosion and fire in the Bahamas, and the 22-year-old needed to have both legs amputated as a result.

Four of the injured Americans were transported to hospitals in Florida with serious injuries, according to CNN. She was riding with her sister Brooke and parents Paul and Stacey Bender on Saturday when the boat suddenly erupted. "We are saddened and our hearts are hurting, but we will get through this together", Cooper said in a Facebook post.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



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