100-Pound Sailfish Stabs 73-Year-Old Woman When It Jumped Out The Water In Florida

100-Pound Sailfish Stabs 73-Year-Old Woman When It Jumped Out The Water In Florida

A 100-pound sailfish stabbed a woman in her groin area when it jumped out of the water off the coast of Florida.

Katherine Perkins of Arnold, Maryland, was injured by the sailfish on Tuesday, when her fellow fishermen tried to reel the fish in, a report from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, TCPalm.com reported.

Perkins was standing in a boat while her two companions tried to pull the fish in on a fishing line to take a picture.

“The sailfish jumped out of the water and stabbed Katherine in the groin area while she was standing next to the center console” of the fishing boat, the sheriff’s office said.

The incident took place about two miles off the shore of Stuart, Florida, the New York Post reported.

Perkins’ companions, 75-year-old Louis Toth and 77-year-old Dominic Bellezza applied pressure to her injury, and she was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

The woman told deputies the attack happened so fast that she did not have time to react.

About Crystal Gross

Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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