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Fish attack breaks woman's rib, pierces lung

October 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
It sounds like a real fish tale.But a kayaker is hospitalized after a fish jumped out of the water and struck her.

The 45-year-old woman was kayaking just off Big Pine Key in Florida when it happened.

She says a fish jumped out of the water and hit her in the back.

She was taken to the hospital with a punctured lung and broken rib.

Experts are shocked, saying they don't know what kind of sea creature might have acted that way.

"It's not a report that I've seen in two years since I've been here," said Coast Guard Lt. Anna Dixon.

The woman is expected to make a full recovery.