HONOLULU – 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.
Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had shot the fish with a spear gun and was hoping to complete the catch by going in after it. As is often the case, the cornered animal fought back.
Randy isn’t the only one to put a catch ahead of his own life. Here are some videos of others tempting fate to land “the big one.”
Here. a boy gets impaled by a black marlin:
Another Marlin fights back, impaling the fisherman:
Here, someone attempts the same “jump on him” plan, but survives:
Fish belong in water, man does not. If you’re going to go after the big fish, don’t fight him on his terms.