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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sturgeon encounter proves fatal

Published September 29, 2007
The body of a 22-year-old Chiefland man was recovered from the Suwannee River on Tuesday at about 5 p.m. after a boating accident late Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Evan Sullivan, Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Sturgeon can be as long as eight feet and weigh in excess of 200 pounds, Parker said. From the description of the event, she said, it sounded typical of an encounter with a sturgeon. These fish jump up in the Suwannee River and have knocked people out of boats. The fish have broken the bones of people and cut them.

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