Snorkler hit by water scooter in key
By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published May 22, 2006
PORT RICHEY - A woman snorkeling off Durney Key on Sunday afternoon was injured when a water scooter struck her, Port Richey police said.
The 45-year-old woman, who was not identified, was conscious and breathing when an ambulance picked her up from a boat launch on the Pithlachascotee River, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Torrey Duink. She suffered a cut to the head, he said. A helicopter took her to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.
Her condition was unavailable.
Port Richey police were continuing to investigate the accident.
Durney Key is a small island near where the Pithlachascotee River meets the Gulf of Mexico. No information about the boat or driver was available.
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