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Madfin notes: Freak ray accident

Updated: March 26, 2008, 1:46 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

KEY WEST, Fla. — The lead story on local television news here Thursday night was the tragic death of a woman who died on a boat after being struck in the head by a spotted eagle ray that leaped from the water near the Florida Keys.

The force of the blow from the 75-pound ray pushed the 57-year-old woman backward, and she died when she hit her head on the boat deck, officials said.

"It's just as freakish of an accident as I have ever heard," said Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish ...

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