What a Way To Go – Fisherman Killed By Swordfish

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Errr…not this swordfish..

THIS swordfish…!!

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A Hawaii fisherman has died after being impaled by a swordfish’s bill when he shot the fish with a spear gun.

Randy Llanes, 47, jumped into the water of Honokohau harbour in Kailua-Kona from his boat when he spotted the fish to get a good shot.

But the line of the spear gun became tangled with the boat’s mooring anchor after he had shot the fish, leading it to swim at high speed into Mr Llanes and gore him in the upper chest with its 3ft bill.

Onlookers immediately pulled the unresponsive man from the water, but despite being given CPR he could not be resuscitated.

Mr Llanes was born and raised in Hawaii and was an experienced fisherman, having been a licensed boat captain for 18 years and had been fishing in the area for more than 25 years.

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