10 Year Old Saves the Day in Sturgeon Accident
It wasn't a picture perfect weekend for Brianne Megargel, but as of today her family says that she's in stable condition after getting knocked out of her boat by a sturgeon.
Last year (2011), 6 people were injured by the fish and Brianne's is the second encounter for 2012.
While reflecting on the accident Brianne's husband of 5 and a half years, Steve Megargel says, "I call it a miracle, they call it lucky."
Both may have kept Brianne alive after she was knocked out of her boat Sunday afternoon by a sturgeon on the Suwannee River.
The flying fish broke 3 of her ribs, both of her arms, knocked out 4 of her teeth and lacerated her liver.
Steve Megargal says, "It's a miracle that it wasn't any worse, if it would've been six inches higher or six inches lower, we'd probably be picking out flowers right now."
Megargel describes the fish that hit his wife as being between 50 and 60 pounds... about the same size as his 10yr old son, Greyson Elmore.
But Greyson made up for his small frame; taking the wheel of the boat as his Dad Steven attempted to revive his Mom Brianne.
Greyson says, "I couldn't stay calm, I was panicking."
Greyson's steady hands were enough to get the family away from the swift currents and towards the safety of a floating dock in Manatee Springs, where Steven was able to get Brianne breathng again.
As of Tuesday afternoon Brianne was still in Shands where she has been since Sunday.
She will have surgery on Wedenesday. Chris Gilmore TV20.
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