HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stingray Jumps Into Boat Stabs 81-Year Old Florida Man In The Chest...

A stingray jumped into the boat of an 81-year-old Florida man and stabbed him in the chest, leaving its long barb stuck in him, authorities said.

James Bertakis was in critical condition Thursday morning. The man was boating with his grown granddaughter and her friend Wednesday afternoon when the rare attack occurred. The women were able to steer the boat back to Bertakis' home in Lighthouse Point where they called authorities.

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