A beloved Clay County speech pathologist was struck by a boat propeller in the St. Augustine Inlet on Saturday night.
Jodi Nesi, 42, of Middleburg was kneeling on the bow of the boat when she lost her balance as the boat was going over rough water, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission said. That's when the woman fell off of the boat and was struck by the propeller. Authorities got a call around 8:30 p.m.
Nesi died from her injuries on Sunday at Flagler Hospital.
According to the spokesperson for Clay County School, Nesi was a speech pathologist who was assigned to Plantation Oaks Elementary last year. She was going to be assigned to Oakleaf Junior High for the 2017-2018 year.
Clay County Schools sent First Coast News this statement on Nesi's passing:
"We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our employee, Jodi Nesi, this weekend. We want to extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Jodi was a beloved wife, mother, and educator. She was a strong advocate for students and made a positive impact on hundreds of students and families in Clay County."
Her husband, Albert Nesi, 49, was driving the 19-foot Stingray boat with five other people on board, according to the FWC.
The FWC said they offer their thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.