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Bahamas Tour Boat Company 'Under Investigation' After Fatal Explosion

Bahamas Tour Boat Under Investigation
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Jul. 2 2018, Published 5:24 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email has learned new details about the terrifying boat explosion in the Bahamas that killed one American and injured at least nine others over the weekend.

An employee at 4 C's Adventures confirmed to Radar that the company is "under investigation" for the deadly explosion.

When asked if 4 C's employees had already been questioned by police in the matter, the woman confirmed that they "definitely" had been.

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Chester Cooper, a spokesman and member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, said the chartered boat was carrying ten tourists and two Bahamians when an engine apparently burst. Soon, the boat was engulfed in flames.

According to Cooper's statement, two Americans were airlifted to a hospital in Nassau in extremely critical condition, and two others followed in less serious condition. The remaining Americans were airlifted by the Coast Guard to hospitals in Florida. One woman succumbed to her injuries late Saturday. Her name has not yet been released.

Stefanie Schaffer, 22, a dancer from Rutland, Vermont, lost both of her legs in the fire and suffered serious internal injuries, according to reports. She is currently in a medically-induced coma in a Nassau hospital.

It remains a mystery how the boat suddenly erupted in flames.

4 C's Adventures would not comment further on the investigation.

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