There is a NOT TRUE story making the rounds on the internet about a woman in Florida with the header "400-Pound Woman Survives Sexual Assault By Herd Of Manatees". The story comes from a known hoax site but some people don't scroll all the way down the page to see the fine print.
The NOT TRUE story starts with "The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Florida woman from a frightening assault by a herd of manatees yesterday near Pepper Park Beach, a popular beach in the area".
The story goes on to say:
I was just playing around in the water when I suddenly noticed a herd of manatees next to me. At first I was curious, but eventually I became scared when they started getting agitated. Then something pulled me underwater and as I gagged for air, I felt the crushing weight of one of the beasts on my back and at that moment, I thought I was going to die" she recalls, visibly traumatized by the latest events. It all happened in a flash, all I remember is the horrifying sight of the manatees trying to grab me and force me into submission. Luckily, a man on a jet ski caught their attention and scared them away moments before the Coast Guard rescued me."
The story continues:
Tyler Smith, a 17-year-old lifeguard present during the sexual assault, believes she is lucky to be alive. We often see manatees nearby but it's the first time they attack someone," he admits. "There were so many manatees around her, I think I counted at least 10 of them. They were all fighting against each other to get on her back and hump her, it was like a big manatee gangbang. She is definitely lucky to be alive" he acknowledges, visibly distraught by the whole affair.
It's hard to imagine anybody believing a story this ridiculous, but you'd be suprised. The image of the lady used in the story actually comes from this 2012 story and many other stories about Georgia Davis, "Britain's fattest teenager, 19, hopes to be home for Christmas and has already gone from 63st to 52st with a no-sugar diet in hospital".
If you have a heart, please don't spread false stories about "Sweet" Georgia D. She's suffered enough.
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