Like Tree0Likes

Boating Death Marathon Fla.

Reply
Old 03-20-2008, 02:03 PM
  #11
Registered User
 
JB4Boyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boyne City, Mi.
My Boats: Baja
Posts: 1,365
Default

Anyone hear what part of Mi. she was from?
JB4Boyne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 02:08 PM
  #12
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
pkspx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 1,218
Default

Shocking, I was just reading about this in Sun Sentinel newspaper. Her name and hometown are not released.




Last edited by pkspx; 03-20-2008 at 02:12 PM.
pkspx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 02:20 PM
  #13
Registered
 
Anarchy Powerboats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Phoenix, Havasu, Newport
My Boats: www.anarchypowerboats.com
Posts: 3,060
Default

Heart attack could be possible???
Anarchy Powerboats is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 02:27 PM
  #14
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,067
Default

That really sucks
stainless is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 02:43 PM
  #15
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkspx View Post
Shocking, I was just reading about this in Sun Sentinel newspaper. Her name and hometown are not released.



That looks like it could be her blood all over the cleat area on the SB side of the boat. The mechanics of the injury could make sense than the stingray came over the Port side of the boat, near where it is laying, and she lept/fell back and came down near/on that cleat on the SB side. That's terrible.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 03:32 PM
  #16
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
pkspx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 1,218
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
That looks like it could be her blood all over the cleat area on the SB side of the boat. The mechanics of the injury could make sense than the stingray came over the Port side of the boat, near where it is laying, and she lept/fell back and came down near/on that cleat on the SB side. That's terrible.
Indeed. I did a search for the news story on Google, I guess these Eagle Rays like to jump out of the water. I read another article about someone else getting injured from a Ray too.
pkspx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 03:43 PM
  #17
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chesapeake Bay
My Boats: 93' 34 PC
Posts: 560
Default

This is very sad and unfortunate. Thoughts and prayers to the family for this horrible event.
Treads is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 03:49 PM
  #18
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
ACTIVESHACK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Aspen, CO
My Boats: 2007 37' Active Thunder SOLD
Posts: 3,203
Default

What a freak accident.
ACTIVESHACK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 03:54 PM
  #19
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

That thing is freeking HUGE!!!! Very sad for the family.
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 04:14 PM
  #20
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
pkspx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 1,218
Default

www.usatoday.com
I wasn't aware that this just occurred today at 1pm!
Quote:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...terstitialskip

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Michigan woman died after a stingray jumped out of the water and struck her in the upper body in the Florida Keys.

Wildlife officials say the spotted eagle ray hit the 55-year-old woman in the face or neck while she was in a boat with her family Thursday. Her name and hometown aren't being released yet.

Officials say it's not clear whether the animal's barb struck her, or if the impact killed her. It's also not clear how big it was.

Spotted eagle rays can grow up to 17 feet in length, weigh up to 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 tip at the end of their tail as a defense mechanism.
pkspx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
spitfire1
General Boating Discussion
11
10-17-2004 11:55 AM
Stillcrazy
General Boating Discussion
3
01-16-2003 12:43 PM
audacity
General Boating Discussion
69
08-27-2002 10:15 PM
cashmoney
General Boating Discussion
0
08-17-2002 11:12 AM
JON242
General Boating Discussion
1
08-05-2002 08:09 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.