Officials claimed a 73-year-old woman was evacuated to a hospital after being stabbed by a 45-kilogram sailfish that an angler was attempting to reel onto a boat off the Florida coast.
According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the sailfish charged at the boat, then leaped out of the water and stabbed the woman in the groin while she was standing near to the boat’s center console.
The woman said she didn’t have time to react because it happened so quickly.
According to an incident report submitted last week, the two guys in the boat immediately applied pressure to the wound.
The woman, named as Katherine Perkins, was in good condition at the hospital on Sunday, according to a spokesperson for HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital.
When the event occurred, the boat was roughly three kilometers offshore from the St. Lucie Inlet.
Sailfish have large bills, much like marlins and swordfish. According to the Ocean Conservancy, they are often regarded as the fastest fish in the ocean.
According to the sheriff’s office report, the sailfish weighed 45 kilograms.