An American vacationer died in a freak accident on Tuesday when a double-decker ferry transporting cruise passengers to an island tour sank within the Bahamas.
The boat, which was carrying 100 passengers, departed from Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, and was transporting passengers to Blue Lagoon Island round 9:30 a.m. native time. Video exhibits passengers leaping into the water to flee.
“Emergency groups from the island shortly arrived to render help,” Blue Lagoon stated in a Facebook post. “Passengers and 5 workers members have been situated and delivered to the island, and two passengers have been taken to the hospital for added care.”
Officers say a lady in her 70s was pulled from the water and later pronounced useless. Her identification has not but been launched.
Terrifying cellphone footage from a passenger named Kelly Schissel exhibits the boat tipping and going underneath.
Authorities are nonetheless investigating the incident.