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Florida woman, dad hit with bat after social distancing warning on the beach

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 07:23:18-04

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Deputies say a 21-year-old woman and her 61-year-old father were hit in the head with baseball bats after warning a group of college-aged people gathered on a beach about social distancing due to coronavirus.

The incident happened Saturday evening on Wisteria Island, which is off Key West.

Monroe County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that the group arrived on the island in three center-console boats.

The woman didn't know how many people hit her, but she had a large lump on the back of her head. Her father was also injured.

Deputies are investigating.