Woman who family says used to dance lost legs in boat fire

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RUTLAND, Vt -

A Vermont woman who relatives say used to be an avid ballet dancer had both her lower legs amputated after suffering serious injuries in a deadly Bahamas tour boat explosion.

Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Schaffer was among nine people injured when the boat exploded Saturday, killing a U.S. citizen.

The Rutland Herald reports she also suffered two broken arms, a fractured spine and internal injuries. Her mother was also injured.

 Family and friends are now trying to help the mother and daughter.

 Authorities in the Bahamas are working to determine what caused the fire minutes into a day trip around the small islands near Great Exuma.

The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted four Americans to Florida for treatment while six people were treated in Nassau.