Stingray accident kills woman in Florida

March 21, 2008 |  by  |  Lifestyle
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Eagle Ray KillerA Michigan woman on vacation headed out on a boat for a day of cruising in Florida never knowing that a stingray would end her life hours later.

While out on the Florida Keys Thursday, a spotted eagle ray leapt from the water and struck Judy Kay Zagorski. The force of the blow is what killed her, according to local authorities. Pushing her back violently into the boat, she hit her head and died from the injuries to her skull.

The area is about two hours south of Miami and the sheer oddity of this accident could not be expressed enough by those who witnessed the scene.

A Florida Fish and Game commission official reflected the bizarre nature of the death.

“It’s just as freakish of an accident as I have ever heard, Jorge Pino told CNN. “It happened instantly.”


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