Survivors of deadly tour boat explosion airlifted to the US

A GoFundMe page was created by the Schaffer family on Sunday to raise funds for medical and travel expenses. Stefanie has not only suffered the loss of her lower legs, but needs surgery on her spine for an L1 lumbar disk fracture.

One person was killed and nine others were injured after a tour boat exploded early Saturday in the Bahamas. Exuma is a district composed of hundreds of small islands southeast of the capital of Nassau.

The post continues, "Stefanie sustained life threatening injuries including a double amputation and remains in critical condition". Stacey Bender has broken bones and Brooke Schaffer and Paul Bender have cuts and bruises.

According to ABC, there were also two Bahama natives on the boat, but no information was given about whether or not they were injured. "The kind words and prayers are very much needed and appreciated", the most recent update reads on the page.

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The Royal Bahamas police force said 12 people were on board, 10 Americans and two from the Bahamas. It shows people jumping "into the shallow water in an attempt to rescue passengers in the burning boat", according to ABC News.

It's unclear what caused the explosion, although it appeared to involve the engine.

Exumas and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper said in a statement: "This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends".

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release that it provided assistance, transporting four American citizens to Florida after the explosion. The captain of the boat and owner of "4 C's Adventures" tour company was also among those taken to Princess Margaret Hospital.

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