Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida Panhandle

Posted: 5:11 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 09:11:04Z

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after being stung by a stingray at a Florida beach.

The Pensacola News Journal  reports that the 18-year-old woman suffered a puncture to her foot Tuesday at Navarre Beach.

Santa Rosa County officials say the woman was treated at the scene and then taken to a Fort Walton Beach hospital. Authorities didn't know what she was doing right before the injury.

Officials say stingray attacks aren't common, but swimmers should be aware of all marine life.


Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal,