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Woman Killed In Stingray Attack

by | 21st, March 2008

stingray_death.jpgJUDY Kay Zagorski was in a boat off the Florida Keys when a 75lb (34kg) spotted eagle stingray hit her.

The force of the impact caused her to fall over and her head struck the deck of the vessel.

The stingray died in the impact.

Mrs Zagorski, of Pigeon, Michigan, was pronounced dead in hospital.

“It’s just as freakish an accident as I have heard,” wildlife official Jorge Pino tells the Associated Press.

In September 2006, Australian Steve Irwin died when a stingray’s barb punctured his heart .

It’s war with the Stingrays…



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