Another man kiiled by a fish

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    MIAMI (Reuters) - Tue Sep 12, 8:40 AM ET

    A Florida diver shot a large grouper with a spear gun then apparently drowned when the fish sped into a hole, entangling the man in the line attached to the spear, investigators said Monday.

    The 42-year-old man, whose name was withheld, was free-diving in about 25 feet of water off the lower Florida Keys Saturday and speared a Goliath Grouper, Monroe County Sheriff's Detective Mark Coleman said.

    "It looks like the fish wrapped the line attached to the spear around the victim's wrist. The fish then went into a hole in a coral rock, effectively pinning the man to the bottom of the ocean," Coleman said in a news release.

    Police divers found the speared fish tightly wedged into the hole, with the man's body still tangled in the line, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

    Goliath Grouper are the largest members of the sea bass family and can weigh hundreds of pounds.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060912/od_nm/fish_dc_2
     
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    Oops. That's "killed", not "kiiled". :)
     
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    Shear stupidity. No freak accident here. You NEVER spear a fish that large especially armed with only a snorkle.
     
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    And never make use of lines under water if you don't have the right tools to cut them with.
     
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    Very true--knives are essential. And why was this guy diving apparently ALONE ?????????
     
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    I knew a guy who died from shallow water blackout in Egypt. Friends and his mom on the beach 200m away.
     

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