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Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida Panhandle

Posted: 5:11 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 09:11:04Z
Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida Panhandle

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.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal,  http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com