Saturday, 30 May 2015

Swordfish kills fisherman in Hawaii

A boat captain is dead after being speared by a swordfish in Hawaii. Randy Llanes, 47, was killed Friday while trying to catch the swordfish with a spear gun, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Llanes, who runs a deep sea fishing charter, jumped in the water at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island after spotting the broadbill swordfish.

After being hit with the spear that Llanes fired off, the fish "thrashed about, leaving a puncture wound to his upper chest," said Lt. William Souther of the . 

Emergency crews attempted CPR, but Llanes died at a local hospital from trauma caused by a puncture wound from the swordfish.
The fish was about six feet long and weighed around 40 pounds.

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