A 100-pound sailfish launched itself from the ocean and stabbed a 73-year-old woman from Maryland in the groin while she fished of the Florida coast with her two companions.
The Martin County Sherriff’s Office reported authorities airlifted Katherine Perkins to a hospital after the fish leaped out of the water and attacked her as her companions were trying to reel it in.
Louis Toth, 75, who hooked the sailfish, said it “began to charge at the boat” after he and Dominic Bellezza, 77, tried to finish the catch, the Washington Post reported.
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Perkins told authorities that “the incident occurred so fast she did not have time to react.”
Authorities said Tooth and Bellezza “immediately put pressure” on Perkins’ wound and called for help as they returned to shore in