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St. Petersburg, FL Attacked by Barracuda, Jun 1922

ATTACKED BY FISH, YOUNG LADY DIES

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17.—Supposedly attacked by barracuda, a species of carnivorous fish, while swimming near the municipal pier today, Miss Dorothy MacLatchie, a high school student, received injuries which proved fatal after she was brought ashore. Miss MacLatchie, who was considered an expert swimmer, was with a friend when bitten by the fish, and was towed more than half a mile by her companion before the latter’s cries for aid were heard.

Gazette-Telegraph, Colorado Springs, CO 18 Jun 1922



article | by Dr. Radut