View Full Version : From the "Didn't see that one coming" File | Jumping sturgeon whacks jet-skier

08-09-2006, 10:39 AM
WILDWOOD, Florida (AP) A man riding a personal watercraft was injured after a 4-foot-long sturgeon jumped out of the water and hit him, wildlife officials said.

Blake Nicholas Fessenden, 23, was heading north on the Suwannee River on Sunday when he was hit and fell off the craft, according to a statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Fessenden was knocked unconscious.

His girlfriend was riding another watercraft behind him and was able to get to Fessenden and hold his head above water before passengers on another vessel arrived to pull him from the water, officials said.

|CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/09/jetski.sturgeon.ap/index.html)|

08-09-2006, 10:45 AM

A Wing Pilot
08-09-2006, 11:21 AM
I want video dang it... This is AWSOME!!!

08-09-2006, 04:02 PM
he got pimp slaped by a fish, lol

08-09-2006, 05:36 PM
I ran over a alligator once when I was water skiing through a slolom course at lake Wauberg in Gainsville.

I thought the gator would be mad so I swam as fast as I could to the boat.It turned the gator was surprised and was swimming just as fast the opposite direction.He didnt know what hit him.:lol:

08-09-2006, 05:40 PM
The fish was like beeeeyaaww!