A swordfish hunter who was trying to use a spear to impale his prey was killed when the animal turned on him and attacked with its own razor-sharp bill.
The bizarre fishing death occurred at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after the charter boat captain went into the water with a spear to snare the swordfish.
However, the fish turned on the hunter and impaled him with its famous sharp nose.
Both the fish and the fisherman were killed in the confrontation.
47-year-old Randy Llanes was impaled in the upper chest by the swordfish and was unresponsive when he was pulled from the harbour waters, and pronounced dead at hospital shortly afterwards.
Big Island police and DLNR enforcement are investigating the incident.