Man Speared by Giant Swordfish
August 8, 2000
ACAPULCO, Mexico - A giant swordfish caught off the coast
of Mexico jumped into a fisherman's boat
and stabbed the man through his abdomen,
a hospital spokesman says.
Spokesmen at the General Hospital in the
Pacific resort of Acapulco said Jose Rojas
Mayarita, 39, was reeling in a 10-foot marlin
on Saturday when the fish leaped from the
waves and landed on top of him.
The marlin's spear pierced the fisherman's
abdomen and came out the other side. Rojas
drifted in his boat for two days, unable
to get up, until another vessel rescued him.
He was treated on Monday and remained under