Fisherman Tries To Spear Swordfish But Fish Kills Him Instead

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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.

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However, the fish turned on the hunter and impaled him with its famous sharp nose.

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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.

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Big Island police and DLNR enforcement are investigating the incident.


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