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Another deadly stingray attack!

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posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 06:28 AM
Wow,yet another deadly attack,whats gong on here?

updated 8:46 p.m. CT, Thurs., March. 20, 2008
MARATHON, Fla. - A 75-pound stingray killed a Michigan woman Thursday when it flew out of the water and struck her face as she rode a boat in the Florida Keys, officials said.

Judy Kay Zagorski, of Pigeon, Mich., was sitting in the front seat of a boat going 25 mph when the spotted eagle ray, with a wingspan of 5 to 6 feet, leaped out of the water, said Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The 57-year-old woman's father was driving the boat on the Atlantic Ocean side of Vaca Key, Pino said. "He had absolutely no warning. It just happened instantaneously," Pino said.

The collision knocked Zagorski backward onto the floor of the boat, Pino said.

The impact likely killed the woman, and she did not appear to have puncture wounds from the ray's barb, Pino said. An autopsy is planned, Pino said.

Zagorski's sister was standing next to her when the stingray appeared but was not injured, Pino said.

The stingray died from the impact, officials said.

Spotted eagle rays can weigh 500 pounds and have a wingspan of up to 10 feet. They are known to occasionally jump out of the water but are not aggressive and use the venomous barb at the end of their tail for defense.

The rays are protected in Florida waters and are typically seen swimming on the water's surface.

[edit on 21-3-2008 by jkrog08]

[edit on 21-3-2008 by jkrog08]


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[edit on 21/3/08 by masqua]

posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 06:35 AM
Heres a link to the full story.............


posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 07:38 AM
This is really tragic for the family, but nevertheless, it is an impact that killed her.
Using same logic every year here will be news: Another deadly cow/camel attack in Negev. This is because cows/camels decide to use the same road as vehicles. And "impacts" that follow occasionally kill people. In my opinion title is a little out of context.

posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 06:31 AM
That's a helluva collision, a 75 lb ray and the boat going about 25mph, striking her in the head. That would kill pretty much anybody.

What a quirky way to go.


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