On Sunday, local media reported that a 73-year-old woman sustained a thigh injury when she was pierced by the long, sharp snout of a jumping sailfish while her friends were fishing for her on a boat off the coast of Florida.
Katherine Perkins was hit while preparing to take a photo of the 100-pound fish caught by two of her friends and the animal jumped out of the water, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. The two fishermen compressed the woman’s wound as they returned to shore in the southeastern Florida town of Stewart.
The local press explained that the event took place on Tuesday (19), but did not mention the condition of the woman. Sailfish (Istiophorus) inhabiting the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, in addition to the long front end, has a sail-shaped dorsal fin and can reach three meters in length and weigh more than 100 kilograms.
At short distances, the metallic blue sailfish is the second fastest fish in the sea after the mako shark, which can swim up to 124 kilometers per hour.
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