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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mayo man encounters sturgeon on Suwannee

Published 5/26/2008
A Mayo man was slightly injured Friday when he was struck by a jumping sturgeon on the Suwannee River. This is the first reported sturgeon strike in 2008.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers, Brian Mosley was boating one mile south of Ivey Park in Branford when a sturgeon leapt in front of his boat.

Mosley ducked, and the fish hit the boat’s cowling, striking Mosley on the back and bruising him slightly. Mosley declined medical services.

To report sturgeon collisions, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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