Coast Guard Evacuates Injured Americans After Bahamas Boat Explosion

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

There were 12 passengers on the boat, two of them were American. Others jumped into the water and swam toward the burning ship, bringing the injured on board. this man appeared to be bleeding from the back of his head.

George said Stefanie had both of her legs amputated and remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau. He said his niece, who has participated in ballet and sports her entire life, had both of her legs amputated below the knee after the explosion. One of the victims is Stefanie Schaffer, 22, who was on the boat with her sister, Brooke, mother Stacey, and her stepfather, Paul Bender when the engine exploded causing the boat to go up in flames.

Family friends are now trying to raise money to help the girl, Stefanie Schaffer and her mother, Stacey Shaffer who was also injured.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family's medical costs. Paul and Brooke suffered a few bruises and cuts, but Stephanie and Stacey sustained severe injuries.

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They should have won their first two games, and the third game could have been a little bit easier for them. In stoppage time, South Korea got goals from Kim Young-Gwon and Son Heung-Min to beat Germany , 2-0.

The incident occurred in island of Exuma around 9:00am this Saturday, June 30. "The kind words and prayers are very much needed and appreciated", the most recent update reads on the page.

A Vermont woman was seriously injured when a tour boat she was on exploded in the Bahamas Saturday.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene, transporting injured Americans to St. Pete using an HC-130 Hercules helicopter from its Clearwater station.

Shanta Knowles, superintendent of police for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, confirmed to NBC News that an American woman died in the explosion, but said her identity would not be released until her family had been notified.

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