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July 15, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
The case of the lawyer who stunned rescuers by surviving a crash landing into the Atlantic Ocean grew ever more unusual Friday as investigators revealed that Thomas Root had suffered a gunshot wound before he was rescued. Officials in Hollywood, Fla., where Root is recuperating in a hospital, said they had not yet determined how the wound--roughly two inches above Root's navel--was inflicted.
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July 16, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Lawyer Thomas Root told federal investigators Saturday that he had no idea how he suffered the bullet wound to his abdomen that doctors discovered after he was pulled from the Atlantic Ocean at the conclusion of a mysterious six-hour airborne odyssey.
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July 16, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Lawyer Thomas Root told federal investigators Saturday that he had no idea how he suffered the bullet wound to his abdomen that doctors discovered after he was pulled from the Atlantic Ocean at the conclusion of a mysterious six-hour airborne odyssey.
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July 15, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
The case of the lawyer who stunned rescuers by surviving a crash landing into the Atlantic Ocean grew ever more unusual Friday as investigators revealed that Thomas Root had suffered a gunshot wound before he was rescued. Officials in Hollywood, Fla., where Root is recuperating in a hospital, said they had not yet determined how the wound--roughly two inches above Root's navel--was inflicted.
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