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Huge Sailfish Jumps Into Boat and Stabs a 73 year old Woman While Fishing

Huge Sailfish Jumps Into Boat and Stabs a 73 year old Woman While Fishing!

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 incident occurred as Perkins stood next to her two fishing companions as they were attempting to pull the fish in to take a picture.

“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.

100 lb Sailfish Jumps Into Boat and Stabs a 73 year old Woman While Fishing
Sailfish

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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