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Gorilla_in_Manila
05-08-2006, 03:11 PM
Article in SMH
:o :o :o
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/marlin-snares-angler-hook-line-and-chest/2006/08/04/1154198329270.html

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Marlin snares angler hook, line and chest

LONDON: A fisherman is recovering from a Hemingway-like encounter with a giant marlin, which leapt from the sea, skewered him close to the heart, and dragged him into the Atlantic.

Ian Card's tangle with a four-metre marlin, weighing more than 450 kilograms, during an angling tournament off Bermuda was watched by his horrified father Alan, the boat's skipper.

It would normally take several hours to reel in such a giant, but the marlin suddenly leapt across the width of the boat where Ian was standing.

"It impaled him with its bill," Alan Card said. "The fish flew across the cockpit and took him out of the boat He had his arms wrapped around the fish and it was pushing him under."

Ian, 32, remained conscious, and managed somehow to wrench himself off the spike. He was ferried to Bermuda, where surgeons said that if the fish had struck 2.5 centimetres either side, it would have pierced his heart or lung and killed him. Ian Card's condition in hospital was described as stable.

The Guardian

Adamy
08-08-2006, 11:41 PM
HOLY CRAP!!! :o :o is that considered Karma? I hope not! ::)

Toppy
14-08-2006, 10:19 AM
Thats one hell of a lucky escape!