Randy Llanes a Hawaiian fisherman died on Friday after being impaled by a 6ft long swordfish the man had momentarily shot with a speargun.
From there he shot the fish, getting a bullseye. But something went very wrong.
Acting Sgt. David Matsushima of the Kona patrol said the ‘fish got wrapped around a mooring anchor and came back and swam at him,’ impaling the man in the chest with its sharp bill.
According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources: ‘Randy Llanes was pulled by onlookers from the harbor and was unresponsive.’
Responding emergency personnel administered CPR and then took Llanes to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11.30 am.
Offered a friend of the dead mans, Dale Leverone: ‘Randy has been fishing all his life. He’s a pretty accomplished fisherman. He actually caught a 500-pound marlin yesterday out of his skiff.’
Reiterated Waikiki Aquarium Director Andrew Rossiter via KHON-TV. ‘This is very, very unusual.’
‘There have been a couple of cases documented in the past, but almost always it can be attributed to an unfortunate accident or the fish being injured.’