A Michigan woman vacationing with her husband, children, parents and sister in the Florida Keys died
an unimaginable death after a stingray shot out of the ocean and struck her as she was sunbathing on the deck of a boat. The
spotted eagle ray weighed about 75 pounds. Preliminary indications are that the woman died from the force of the impact when
the eagle ray struck her.
Dead is Judy Kay Zagorski, 55, of Pigeon, Mich.,
who died on the boat as her parents desperately tried to resuscitate her, reports The Detroit Free Press. The stingray also
struck Zagorski's sister, but she suffered only minor injuries and was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.
"It's just as freakish of an accident as I have heard," Jorge Pino of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, told CNN. "The chances of this occurring are so remote that most of us are completely astonished that this
happened." The accident occurred off the coast of Marathon Key, about an hour's drive south of Miami. Zagorski was
taken to Mariner Hospital in Tavernier where she was pronounced dead.