Notices

Man speared by 800 pound Marlin

Old 07-24-2006, 01:03 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Myrtle Beach SC
Posts: 8,045
Default Man speared by 800 pound Marlin

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- A fisherman was recovering from surgery after he was speared in the chest and knocked into the Atlantic Ocean by a blue marlin during a fishing competition off Bermuda's coast.

Ian Card, 32, was in stable condition at King Edward VII Hospital in the British Island territory from a wound that his doctor said could have been fatal.

"He was very lucky," said Dr. Christian Wilmsmeier. "It was a very serious injury."

Card and his father, Alan, both operators of a charter fishing boat and experienced marlin fishermen, had just hooked the fish Saturday when it suddenly leapt out of the water, impaled Ian Card just below his collar bone and knocked him into the ocean.

"The fish all of a sudden changed direction and jumped. The fish made a leap and Ian just happened to be in the way," Alan Card said.

The younger fisherman managed to struggle free while his father cut the line and helped his son get back into their boat, the Challenger.

They managed to make it back to shore in about 40 minutes for emergency medical treatment.

The fishermen estimated the marlin at about 800 pounds (363 kilograms) and about 14 feet (4.3 meters) in length.

kingair is offline  
Old 07-24-2006, 02:10 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Albemarle Sound, NC
Posts: 1,698
Default RE: Man speared by 800 pound Marlin

Dam...that sucks.
appfan99 is offline  
Old 07-24-2006, 03:43 PM
  #3  
CJS
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Adrift
Posts: 5,835
Default Re: Man speared by 800 pound Marlin

I got speared by Dogfish twice, and you don't hear
me whining about.

Shaddup and fish!!!
CJS is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread