8-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured When Large Fish Leaps Into Boat And Hits Him

8-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured When Large Fish Leaps Into Boat And Hits Him

July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM CDT

A scary story from Florida.

According to a news release issued recently by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, an 8-year-old boy was seriously injured last month when a large sturgeon leaped into the boat he was in and hit him in the head.

The boy was hospitalized with skull fractures, according to the news release. The fish, which was believed to be between three and four feet long, hit two other children who were also in the boat, knocking a 16-year-old girl into the water.

Read the entire news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, by clicking HERE.