Chilling images taken moments before woman's boat death
A 22-year-old woman died while on holiday with her boyfriend, just hours after she sent her friend a smiling video and minutes after she spoke with her family.
Lindsey Partridge, 22, was with her boyfriend in Florida on Sunday when tragedy struck.
Her father, Donald Partridge explained to Boston 25 News she and her boyfriend were on a boat off the coast of Boca Raton.
In a freak accident, a wave "washed over the vessel" and Lindsey fell overboard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told Boca News Now.
Just hours before the tragedy, Lindsey had sent her friend Alyson Mallinder videos of herself with her boyfriend on the boat.
The videos were shared with the US edition of The Sun and show Lindsey and her partner on the boat, while music is heard in the background, both smiling.
Mr Partridge recalled the moment police showed up to tell the family of his daughter's death.
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He said the police officer told him there was another officer on the phone from Florida and that would relay what happened.
The family found out Lindsey's time of death was 12.15pm on Sunday, just 15 minutes after they spoke with her.
“They were having fun and they were really excited and that was around 12 o’clock and at 12.15, she died,” her father said.
Boyfriend tried to save partner
Mr Partridge explained after Lindsey fell overboard, her boyfriend tried desperately to save her.
He said Lindsey's boyfriend jumped in the water and then swam her to shore, however, it appears she suffered a fatal head injury.
Lindsey worked as a sales consultant at Toyota of Nashua, a family-run business which paid tribute to her on Instagram.
"To all who knew her, Lindsey was a presence who brightened every room she walked into," a message shared on the company's Instagram said.
"Lindsey was a beautiful soul who will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her."
A GoFundMe has been set up to benefit Lindsey's family, and more than $20,000 has been raised so far.
"We all loved Lindsey she was a kind, happy, fun spirited girl who brightened every room she walked into," the GoFundMe said.
"Our family is devastated and she will be missed forever. If you can and would like to help during this time your generosity is appreciated!"
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