Friday, March 16, 2007

News of the wierd! Blue Marlin Impales Woman's Breast Implant

Neat video clip story about a women who suffered a penetrating chest wound while sport fishing for marlin. Her treating physician speculates that her indwelling silicone implants (which were ruptured from the marlin bill) may have saved her life by blunting the force as she was stabbed. Apparently, serious penetrating injuries are not that rare from marlins as I found several recent reports (see here)

Another life saved by breast implants! :) As someone joked in re. to these stories last year about an Israeli woman saved from shrapnel and a car crash survival attributed to implants "Go big or die."


Al Kline DPM said...

Really interesting story.

Kato said...

I actually saw the video captured on that fishing trip, and the scare of it all still stays with me!

As the marlin was pulled close to the boat, seemed like it looked at what was above the water with it's big flat eye, and just POWERED out of the water and right up over the side, nose first as if it was aiming at the people. It happened so fast!! Shudder.

All things considered, she was about as lucky as a person being speared by a marlin could be...