Tragic boat accident in the Bahamas: American tourist drowns

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.16 - 2023 8:42 AM CET

Screenshot: TikTok
Screenshot: TikTok

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A leisurely boat trip off the coast of the Bahamas turned tragic on Tuesday, leading to the death of a 75-year-old American woman.

The boat, carrying several tourists, capsized amidst the serene waters, causing a harrowing ordeal for those onboard.

According to a report by The Sun, the boat was en route to Blue Lagoon Island when it was struck by two massive waves.

The impact was so severe that it caused the boat to start taking in water. In a desperate attempt to avoid sinking, the tourists were instructed to move to one side of the boat. Despite these efforts, it soon became apparent that the boat was in grave danger, and the passengers were forced to jump into the water.

Amid the ensuing chaos, a 75-year-old female tourist from the United States tragically lost her life. The moment of crisis was captured on video by Kelly Schissel, another passenger on the boat.

She later shared the footage on her TikTok account, where she can be heard maintaining composure as the boat dangerously tilted: “Our boat is sinking, so that’s great. Everyone is freaking out,” she narrates in the clip.

Fortuitously, another boat nearby quickly responded and came to the rescue of the distressed tourists.

This tragic incident has cast a shadow over the otherwise idyllic setting of the Bahamas, reminding travelers of the unpredictable nature of sea voyages.

See the footage of the boat sinking, right here: