Impaled, killed by swordfish

Fox News LogoFox reported: A Hawaii man was killed Friday after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish, officials said. Witnesses at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona reported that a man in his 40s jumped from the pier in an apparent attempt to catch a billfish, said West Hawaii Acting Battalion Chief John Whitman of Hawaii County’s fire department.

The fish was a swordfish about 3 feet long with a bill about 3 feet, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a statement. It weighed about 40 pounds.

“All we know is next thing they know, the man is seen floating,” said Whitman. Firefighters tried to resuscitate the man, who had a puncture wound to his right, upper torso. The man was taken to Kona Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Whitman said.

Hawaii County police identified the victim as 47-year-old Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona. Continue reading: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/29/officials-hawaii-man-impaled-killed-by-fish-bill-after-jumping-in-water-to/

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