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Jumping Sturgeon Kills 5-year-old Girl on Suwanee River

A five-year-old girl has been killed by a jumping sturgeon which leaped onto her family's boat.


  • Jayln Rippy on the Suwannee River in Florida when she was hit
  • Horrifying incident also injured her mother Tanya and brother Trevor, 9
  • Were airlifted to hospital and treated for injuries that will require surgery
  • It is the first fatality caused by a sturgeon this year. Four have been hurt
  • They can grow up to 8ft long, weigh 200 pounds and can leap 7ft in the air

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Jayln Rippy was travelling along the Suwannee River near Gainsville, Florida, on Thursday when she was struck by the fish.
Her mother Tanya Faye, 31, and nine-year-old brother Trevor were also injured during the horrifying incident.

They were airlifted to hospital and treated for facial injuries that will need surgery.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it was the first death caused by a sturgeon this year, while four people have been injured.
Two other people, Colleen Harvey, 42, and her husband Charles, 41, were also hurt by jumping sturgeons Friday while boating on the nearby Santa Fe River, WTSP reported.
Maj. Andy Krause, FWC regional commander in Lake City, said: 'With the low water levels in the river system, the sturgeon are jumping much more frequently than in recent years.
'We want everyone boating on the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers to be aware that the sturgeon are jumping and that people have been injured.'
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family cover funeral and expenses costs.


The description read: 'The Rippy family was involved in an accident on Thursday, July 2, 2015 where a sturgeon collided with their boat.
'Their precious baby Jayln became an angel early July 3, 2015. Tanya and Trevor will both have to see specialist and face possible surgeries.
'This family will also face the cost of the funeral. Please donate what you can and continue to keep them in your prayers more than everything!'
As of Saturday afternoon, they had raised $7,930.
The fish are known for leaping more than seven feet above the water.
They can grow up to eight feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds and can cause serious injuries.
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Tragic: Jayln Rippy, five, was travelling along the Suwannee River near Gainsville, Florida, on Thursday when she was struck by a jumping sturgeon

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Family outing: Her mother Tanya Faye, 31, (pictured left) and nine-year-old brother Trevor were also injured during the horrifying incident

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Outlook: Her mother and brother were airlifted to hospital and treated for facial injuries that will need surgery

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The fish are known for leaping more than seven feet above the water. They can grow up to eight feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds and can cause serious injuries



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ly-s-boat.html

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local...anee/29684153/

http://www.gofundme.com/yhf7v4

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Re: Jumping Sturgeon Kills 5-year-old Girl on Suwanee River

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Re: Jumping Sturgeon Kills 5-year-old Girl on Suwanee River

This is exactly why I say we need to drain the ocean and all waterways: nature has just been down in the depths sharpening her teeth for eons untold. Who knows what prehistoric monstrosities lurk in those watery wastes?

We must act now to preserve the dominance of our species lest the sea rise up and saddle us with slavery under an army of fishy overlords.

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Re: Jumping Sturgeon Kills 5-year-old Girl on Suwanee River

Sturgeon can approach the size of large sharks. It's a damn shame that it killed someone.

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Re: Jumping Sturgeon Kills 5-year-old Girl on Suwanee River

Sell the boat and pay for the funeral.

Tragic but that's an asshole move imo.

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Re: Jumping Sturgeon Kills 5-year-old Girl on Suwanee River

Sturgeon are highly endangered, they are probably getting revenge.

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