A 34-year-old Key Largo was stabbed sometime Saturday while trying to break up a fight between two people, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said.
The victim told Deputy Ignacio Molina that he had been drinking with a friend named Tom on board the friend’s boat, along with another man he didn’t know.
Molina was told that the unknown man began to argue with Tom and that the victim stepped between the pair to calm things down.
That's when he felt something hit him on the back.
Soon after, the victim felt pain on his side and told Tom he needed to go to the hospital, deputies said. The victim was given a small paddle boat to go to shore, where he met with Molina.
The victim was taken to Mariners Hospital for treatment of a puncture wound in his lower back.
The victim was unable to provide a name for his attacker and only knows his friend by the first name Tom, deputies said.
The case is under investigation.