Ballerina legs were amputated after the explosion of a boat on vacation
American ballet dancer Stephanie Shaffer (Stefanie Schaffer) lost both legs after an explosion on a boat during a vacation in the Bahamas. 22-year-old girl remains in hospital in critical condition, according to NBC Chicago.
The incident occurred on Saturday, June 30. According to the channel, on Board were 12 people — ten Americans and two Bahamians member of the crew. Suddenly the boat explosion he one U.S. citizen was killed and nine people were injured, and Shaffer was diagnosed with internal injuries and multiple bone fractures. The legs had to be amputated. The girl has not yet regained consciousness, doctors put her in a medically induced coma.
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Relatives of the dancers noted that in addition to ballet, she also loved football. In the Bahamas she was with her mother, stepfather and sister.
The U.S. coast guard transported four people in the St. Petersburg (Florida). Six went to the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau.
Cause of explosion is still not established. Police officers, firefighters and civilian aviation agencies to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
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