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August 4, 2006

Blue Marlin Spears Fisherman Through Chest

A man taking part in an international fishing tournament in Bermuda ended up being caught himself when an 800 pound blue marlin leapt across the boat and speared him in the chest. The two then fell into the water and battled it out, with the man somehow managing to free himself from the marlin's spear.

Seriously wounded, his fishing companions helped him back onto the boat and did their best to stop the bleeding. Despite the fact that it took 40 minutes for the boat to reach land, he is now recovering in stable condition after emergency surgery.

'It was airborne going across the full width of the boat and Ian just happened to be in the way. All in one motion, the fish flew across the cockpit, impaled him with its bill and took him out of the boat ... 'He landed in the water about 15ft away and the marlin was on top of him."

Angler speared by a giant fish

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