The One That Got Away

by mrcookieface on July 22, 2005 · 6 comments

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Ouch.

Bad:  A teen that was deep sea fishing got a surprise when a 600 pound marlin leaps into the boat, breaking his sinus walls, and lacerating his throat and cheeks.

Worse:  Crewmembers cut the beast loose.

Click pic for vid.

Click here for the full story.

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  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Did you ever see the video of that woman who was speared by a marlin?  Her breast implant saved her life by deflecting the point around her ribcage instead of through it, but the impact was so strong that it forced the implant between two ribs and into her chest cavity.  The island doctor that stitched her up couldn’t find it, but didn’t care.  A doctor in the states found it a few months later when she went in for breathing problems.  I’ll try to find a story about it.

  • mrcookieface

    Holy crap, Shadow!

  • neoncoathanger

    Okay, dude, it’s not like some innocent children splashing around in their canoe got attacked by a giant malicious sea-monster with pentagram tattoos.  These people were FISHING.  They went out of their way to CATCH this fish.  It’s not some savage beast, it’s an animal.  Animals have instincts, one of which being to try to get away when it’s being caught by a predator.  It was thrashing about in an attempt to avoid death, and the sharp thing on it’s face that it was born with came into contact with the predator in question.  That’s what it’s there for.  Defense.  I’m sure that the fish was much less concerned with causing unnecessary harm to its captor than with getting the hell away from the boat.  I don’t understand why you think crewmembers shouldn’t have cut it loose.  That fish did what any animal, including humans, would have done in a dangerous situation.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Well, if they’d have held on to it then the kid could have had a rematch later.  Mano-a-Fish: Cage Match style.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    “[I]t’s not like some innocent children splashing around in their canoe got attacked by a giant malicious sea-monster with pentagram tattoos.”

    That would be so awesome.

  • mrcookieface

    Wow.  Someone peed in someone’s Cheerios this morning.

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