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Take That, Hemingway!

I thought this story nicely complements my ongoing Hemingway series. In the ageless battle of (old) men against the sea, sometimes the sea takes its revenge.

Fisherman speared by blue marlin off Bermuda

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.

(Via Boing Boing.)

July 25, 2006 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink