Steve Irwin‘s weird and tragic method of demise practically performed out once more … this time on a Florida seaside the place a stingray’s venomous backbone missed killing a lady by mere inches.
Kristie O’Brien was on Apollo Seashore, South of Tampa, on Tuesday, and when she waded into the water she says she instantly felt a searing sting … though she did not know what should be blamed for it.
It wasn’t till she turned to stroll out of the water that her husband — who was on shore — noticed the stay stingray hanging from Kristie’s again … with the barb on its tail buried about 4 inches into the pores and skin close to her proper shoulder blade, simply lacking her lungs.
Kristie says she tried to remain calm, however felt like she was actually going to die. She says Steve Irwin’s death-by-stingray immediately popped into her head.
Paramedics arrived and used shears to chop off the stingray on the base of its tail, leaving the barb impaling Kristie. She was rushed to a hospital, the place docs rigorously eliminated the animal’s tail … and began remedy to counter the stingray venom.
She’s nonetheless hospitalized, however simply to ensure there is no bacterial an infection from the water. Kristie says she nonetheless has waves of ache on the puncture website, however insists she’ll return within the water.
Irwin, TV’s ‘Crocodile Hunter,’ was killed in 2006 when a stingray’s barb pierced his chest. Nonetheless, scientists say it is an extremely uncommon approach to die — Kristie’s docs instructed her they’d by no means handled anybody for an higher physique stingray assault.