Terrifying Video Shows Tourists Scream for Help as Boat Sinks

A video on social media captured the moment an excursion boat capsized in the Bahamas, leaving one American tourist dead.

The 74-year-old woman from Broomfield, Colorado, was on a five-day vacation with her family when a double-deck catamaran carrying over 100 people sank late Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reported.

The rest of the passengers and crew members were rescued, including two people who were taken to a medical facility. Their current conditions are unknown.


A video captured by someone on a boat next to the capsized excursion ship filmed tourists wearing life vests screaming as people on the neighboring boat flung them life preservers.

Someone in the video can be heard saying, “OK, OK, breathe” as someone standing on the side of the catamaran was filmed grabbing onto a rope as the boat was tipping over onto its other side.

The boat was traveling from Paradise Island to Blue Lagoon Island, which is a popular tourist destination northeast of the capital of Nassau.

It is not immediately clear how the tourist died. Authorities said that she was found unresponsive as they rescued others from the water. She was given CPR and then taken to a dock where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

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