MIAMI, March 20 (UPI) -- A stingray leaped from the water off the Florida Keys Thursday, killing a woman who had been sunbathing on a boat, wildlife officials said.
Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told CNN it was unclear whether the 55-year-old Michigan woman died from the 75-pound eagle ray's barb or whether she hit her head. She was pronounced dead at Mariner Hospital in Tavernier.
"It's just as freakish of an accident as I have heard," Pino told CNN. "The chances of this occurring are so remote that most of us are completely astonished that this happened."