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Old 01-04-2009, 14:02   #1
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Deckhand Chokes To Death On Baitfish

Talk about a freak accident.....

This is really bizarre

Man chokes to death in front of kids on SoCal boat
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Old 01-04-2009, 15:38   #2
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Please note the April first dateline... maybe?

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That guy should be a candidate for the Darwin Award.
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Guess I was wrong!

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Please note the April first dateline... maybe?

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Well, the story showed uup this morning in the San Diego newspaper, and now it's the second of April... so I'll retract my earlier post and say "poor bugger, what a nasty way to go'

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Old 09-04-2009, 04:23   #5
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Well, the story showed uup this morning in the San Diego newspaper, and now it's the second of April... so I'll retract my earlier post and say "poor bugger, what a nasty way to go'

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I first suspected an April Fools joke also.
But the story showed up on several different news sites, so it appeared to not be a joke. I should have mentioned that when I first posted the story.
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No wonder he choked! Look at the size of that fish!
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If he swallowed the fish head first the dorsal fins would have prevented him from pulling it out.
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If he swallowed the fish head first the dorsal fins would have prevented him from pulling it out.
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That sucks!! what a way to go. poor fella
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The story reports he tried to swallow bait fish to entertain the kids. I've been out on these boats a lot: the bait fish is live anchovies. And I've seen guys swallow them to entertain/freak out kids. That sculpin/rockfish-looking thing in the photo is some kid's catch, not a bait fish.
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The story reports he tried to swallow bait fish to entertain the kids. I've been out on these boats a lot: the bait fish is live anchovies. And I've seen guys swallow them to entertain/freak out kids. That sculpin/rockfish-looking thing in the photo is some kid's catch, not a bait fish.
do you really think he swallowed the fish in the picture?
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They won't try that trick again on that boat...
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