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Shocking: Five-year-old girl killed after fish leaps into family boat

A five-year-old girl has been killed after a
sturgeon fish jumped into her family’s
boat.

Jayln Rippy was with her mother and
nine-year-old brother enjoying a day out
on the Suwanee River when the tragedy
happened on Thursday.

Local wildlife officials said that the girl’s
mother and brother both suffered serious
injuries in the incident and had been
airlifted to hospital.

Sturgeon fish can grow up to 8ft long and
weigh as much as 200lbs. They are known
for leaping about water and can cause
serious injuries.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission told local press that four
people have been injured by jumping
sturgeons so far this year and that this is
the first known fatality.

A fundraising page has been set up in
tribute to the little girl and to try and
collect money to cover funeral and medical
costs. Family friend Sunny Prevatt Baynard asked for people to keep the family in their prayers, she wrote: “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[s] and face possible
surgeries.”

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