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Old 18-10-2010, 13:20   #16
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During the Atlantic blue marlin tournament here in Bermuda, in the summer of 2008 IIRC, the mate on a local boat was reaching for the gaff hook from its clip under the port gunwale. A marlin being reeled in, 12 to 14ft long, came up over the starboard quarter, flew across the cockpit, and impaled the mate between the collar bone and muscle. Took him over the side, headed down. The mate grabbed the bill, and pushed himself off. Said he was deep enough that he could see the whole bottom of the 45ft boat above.
This is true- my business partner was this kid's mentor.
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Old 18-10-2010, 13:26   #17
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I read a true story of a couple who chartered a marlin trip and the woman ended up being impaled by a marlin which leaped into the boat. The bill penetrated one breast and in a strange twist of fate, she had implants and the 'bag' deflected the tip and saved her life
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Old 18-10-2010, 13:37   #18
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Well there ya go....... another reason that implants are making the world a better place.
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Old 18-10-2010, 13:56   #20
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Bugger Bob's (the original Windbugger guy for those who don't know him) wife was walking on a beach in the Bahamas. She was just walking along the water's edge. A barracuda darn near took her foot off, severed her Achilles tendon. She was wearing an ankle bracelet at the time.
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Old 18-10-2010, 14:03   #21
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I read a true story of a couple who chartered a marlin trip and the woman ended up being impaled by a marlin which leaped into the boat. The bill penetrated one breast and in a strange twist of fate, she had implants and the 'bag' deflected the tip and saved her life
reenactment has been on TV

check out this one

dragged into the water off a sport fish

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FWC announced that it is probably a houndfish. Just looked them up. Would hate to have one hit me.
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Old 18-10-2010, 20:14   #23
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BEES!!!!

We were guests on a boat once, and we were swarmed by bees. Just as my wife said "Watch they don't fly up your shorts" - you guessed it. Company be damned, I dropped my shorts right there - lucky for them I had on undies.

Turns out the bees were swarming as they were dying of thirst (This was at Culebrita, near Culebra).

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One of my crew was sitting in the cockpit and a small fish jumped the gunwale and went straight up the leg of his shorts. Of course the fish was harmless but the cockpit dance that followed was priceless...

I was going to make a joke about how the woman might have been endowed in the chest department and then got serious and wondered if she might have been wearing some bling.

A shiny necklace could have been the enticement to strike?
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As with sea snakes, I don't believe Barracuda are much into biting things which are bigger than them; unless they feel threatened. Now, imagine how this poor barracuda feels as it it swimming along, chasing it's dinner, and in glee he does a leap. Instead of landing back in the water, he is then trapped on a plastic kayak, with a huge land monster screaming at it... I think I'd possibly bite too, if I were in that situation...
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The only other story that I have heard involving a barracuda bite, was a fake. I bet there is another side to this story.
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Old 19-10-2010, 16:44   #26
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God Bless this young lady.

This young lady has since passed due to this accident. I live in the Florida Keys and the information I have read on the front page of the Citizen news paper says the coast guard does not know the type of fish that inflicted this critical injury. They suspect it may have been a Houndfish which can grow to 5 feet and is a long nosed fish. They did state is was not a barracuda as first suspected. May she rest in peace and her compainion find comfort in knowing she was doing something she lovedd when she passed.

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Houndfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I see there is a note in the entry mentioning the puncture wounds they can cause.

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Just goes to prove you can have your kayak but you cant heat it.
Ok... who hid the 'GROAN' icon....
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Roo, don't know where you got your info, but as of 3 hrs ago she was in serious but stable condition in a Miami hospital.
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Just reported on the local news....she is recovering
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