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ANOTHER FISH TALE? Fisherman Gets Hit In The Face By A Marlin


This is one tale these fishermen will likely never forget.

Conor Cogan and his friends had been fishing off Port Stephens, Australia, on New Year’s Day when they got a little too close to a feisty striped marlin.

As video captured by Cogan shows, the 200-pound fish leapt out of the water toward the boat, nearly impaling him and knocking him into the sea. “Pretty much as close as it gets,” Cogan wrote on Facebook.

Please be warned that this video contains strong language:

Cogan told the Newcastle Herald that the marlin “hit him,” but he was left without a scratch.

The news outlet said the mighty fish “lived to fight another day.”

H/T Mashable 

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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