Woman possibly hospitalized by stingray

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">This great white shark, the only one currently on display anywhere in the world, marked its 17th day in captivity, setting a record for longevity in an aquarium tank, Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif. The young female, captured off the coast of Orange County in August, spent the day swimming with tuna, stingrays, barracuda and sea turtles in the facility&#39;s massive, 1 million-gallon Outer Bay exhibit. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Monterey County Herald, Vern Fisher&#41;  </span></div>
May 6, 2008 2:00:45 PM PDT
There was another possible stingray injury in South Florida Monday night. According to Miami-Dade authorities a female was injured with a puncture wound to her heel and has been taken to an area hospital for treatment. Fortunately for the victim, a witness to the injury was a physician who provided early medical attention.

In March, Judy Zagorski of Pigeon, Michigan was struck and killed by a ray that jumped out of the water in the Florida Keys and hit her face, breaking her skull in several places and causing brain injuries.

In 2006, a South Florida man was critically injured when a stingray flopped into his boat and stung him.

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed when a stingray's barb pierced his heart off Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


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