Huge Sailfish Jumps Into Boat and Stabs a 73 year old Woman While Fishing!
To be honest, I’m surprised this kind of incident doesn’t happen more often.
Katherine Perkins of Arnold, Maryland, was injured after the sailfish struck her in the groin area with its bill on Tuesday, according to a report from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
The 100-pound sailfish jumped out of the water off the coast of Florida and stabbed a 73-year-old woman as her fellow fishermen were attempting to reel it in.
“The sailfish jumped out of the water and stabbed Katherine in the groin area while she was standing next to the center console”Sheriff’s Office
The unusual attack took place about two miles off the shore of Stuart, Florida, on the state’s Atlantic Coast, north of Palm Beach.
Sailfish are one of the fastest fish species in the ocean. And just like swordfish, they feature extended, pointed bills.
The fish are almost always released, although Florida regulations allow fishermen to take one per day with a minimum length of 63 inches.
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