Woman Has ‘Immediate Paralysis’ After Jumping Into Shallow Water

A woman in Florida experienced immediate paralysis to her lower extremities after jumping from a pontoon boat into very shallow water.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the incident along with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department and Okaloosa Island Fire Department, received a call about a medical emergency on July 31.

When first responders arrived at Choctawhatchee Bay near the sea wall, they found a woman in Florida with immediate paralysis to her lower extremities. Authorities went into the water and pulled the woman, who was alert and conscious, to shore on a large float.

“We are sending prayers for her recovery,” the OCSO posted to Facebook after a woman in Florida had a traumatic experience.

Commenters sent well wishes for a woman in Florida who was injured in the incident.

“Thankfully she jumped feet first and not head …… Praying for her speedy recovery!” one commenter said.

Another praised the sheriff’s office for it service.

“OCSO needs some really great recognition. I have never seen such giving to all guys, they are terrific,” a post reads.

A photo from the OCSO shows a pontoon boat near where the woman was in the water.

Okaloosa Island is a 3-mile barrier island. It splits Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Okaloosa Island is located between Fort Walton Beach and Destin.

The island features several public beach accesses and parks.

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