Several people were injured in the blast. One of the other American tourists, recent college graduate and dancer Stefanie Schaffer, had to haveboth of her legs amputatedafter she sustained “life threatening injuries,” her family wrote in aGoFundMefundraiser.
The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release that it provided assistance, transporting four American citizens to Florida after the explosion.
The Coast Guard said it sent an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew with two medical personnel to transport the boaters to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg.
The cause of the blast remains under investigation by the Exuma branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, according to the Coast Guard.
Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.
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