American, 22, seriously injured in Bahamas boat explosion has legs amputated

American woman dead, nine others from U.S. injured after tour boat explodes in Bahamas

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Stefanie Schaffer and her mother, Stacey, had traveled to the Bahamas to spend a vacation soaking in the sun, swimming in the clear blue waters and spending time with Stefanie’s younger sister Brooke and stepfather Paul Bender.

Now the rest of their family is rushing to their side after a tragic explosion severely injured both women.

Stefanie, 22, suffered life-threatening injuries when the small tour boat the four of them were riding in exploded Saturday morning, according to her brother George, who spoke to ABC News on Sunday.

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.

Stacey sustained serious injuries, including multiple broken bones and internal injuries.

One person, an American, was killed in the explosion and nine others, including the Schaffer family, were injured.

Video filmed from a nearby boat showed panicked tourists jumping into the shallow water in an attempt to rescue passengers in the burning boat.


Family's agony as dancer, 22, has both legs amputated and her teen sister, mother and step-father are injured when their holiday tour boat explodes in the Bahamas, killing one American

Family’s agony as dancer, 22, has both legs amputated and her teen sister, mother and step-father are injured when their holiday tour boat explodes in the Bahamas, killing one American

Stefanie Scaffer, 22,, her teenage sister Brooke, and their mother Stacey were among the injured when a tour boat exploded in the Bahamas.

Stefanie lost both legs A 22-year-old American has lost both her legs in the Bahamas tour boat explosion that killed one American woman and injured several others.

Stefanie Schaffer, of Rutland, Vermont, is in a medically-induced coma after the tour boat burst into flames off the island of Exuma shortly after 9am on Saturday.

An American woman has been killed and several others injured after a tour boat exploded in the Bahamas Stefanie is currently too unstable to be flown back to the United States.

Stefanie is currently too unstable to be flown back to the states The relative said Stefanie is a ‘very outgoing’ dancer who recently graduated college.

Stefanie’s father and brother are both en route to the Bahamas to be with her.

Four of the injured Americans were airlifted to Florida by the US Coastguard It now appears that those two Americans are Stefanie and her mother.

One dead and dancer, 22, loses her legs after boat explodes in the Bahamas

One dead and dancer, 22, loses her legs after boat explodes in the Bahamas

A 22-year-old dancer has lost both her legs after a boat exploded in the Bahamas, leaving a woman dead. Stefanie Schaffer is also believed to have suffered serious internal injuries in the blast on a tour boat.

Stefanie, an American from Rutland, Vermont, was on holiday with her mother, stepfather and sister.

Her mother Stacey reportedly shattered a leg and suffered various broken bones, while her sister Stacey and stepfather Paul Bender escaped with minor injuries.

The relative added: ‘The scary thing is Stefanie doesn’t know that she’s lost her legs, and that’s what really upsets me.

Stefanie’s family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for hers and her mother’s hospital bills.

Four injured tourists were flown to Florida for immediate treatment, and the family hopes Stefanie will soon follow suit.

Dramatic images show flames erupting from the boat and thick black smoke billowing into the sky.

American woman dead, nine others from U.S. injured after tour boat explodes in Bahamas

American woman dead, nine others from U.S. injured after tour boat explodes in Bahamas

An American woman was killed and nine others from the U.S. were injured when a tour boat exploded in the Bahamas on Saturday.

The boat became engulfed in flames at around 9 a.m. off the coast of Exuma, according to WPLG-Ch 10.

There were 12 passengers on the boat, including two from the Bahamas.

Video recorded at the scene and obtained by ABC 11 shows the moments after the explosion as passengers on a nearby boat attempt to help.

At least one person from the boat was pulled to safety.

Four of the injured were taken to a Florida hospital, while the others were being treated in Nassau.

The passengers on the boat were not identified, but the superintendent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force told NBC News that an American woman was killed in the explosion.

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American, 22, seriously injured in Bahamas boat explosion has legs amputated
Family’s agony as dancer, 22, has both legs amputated and her teen sister, mother and step-father are injured when their holiday tour boat explodes in the Bahamas, killing one American
One dead and dancer, 22, loses her legs after boat explodes in the Bahamas
American woman dead, nine others from U.S. injured after tour boat explodes in Bahamas

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