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Flying sturgeon knocks jet skier unconscious

Updated: August 9, 2006, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press — Aug. 9, 2006

WILDWOOD, Fla. — A man riding a personal watercraft was injured after a 4-foot-long sturgeon jumped out of the water and hit him, wildlife officials said.

Blake Nicholas Fessenden, 23, was heading north on the Suwannee River on Sunday when he was hit and fell off the craft, according to a statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Fessenden was knocked unconscious.

His girlfriend was riding another watercraft behind him and was able to get to Fessenden ...

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