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Marlin Jumps In Boat of Florida Fisherman (VIDEO)

Travelers Today       By    Karen Fredrickson

Updated: Aug 27, 2013 09:28 AM EDT

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A marlin jumped into the boat of a Florida fisherman.(Photo : Wikimedia)

A 350-pound marlin jumped into a fisherman's boat on Thursday, surprising the crew, according to NBC Miami.

The fishermen were off the coast of the Dominican Republic when the marlin jumped into the boat, a move which was caught on camera as the boat landed in the aptly named "Marlin Darlin."

Bobby Jacobsen, the owner of the boat, was on his first fishing adventure when the unexpected arrival was filmed. The marlin landed on the cockpit of the boat as the crew was struggling to reel the large fish in. The marlin nearly hit one of the fishermen with its snout, which has a shape similar to that of a spear, though the man was able to move out of the way, according to many reports from Newsmax.

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"The guys down there are lucky [the marlin] didn't hurt one of them," Bobby Jacobsen told Bay News 9. "There's a piece of teak wood around the side of the boat there called the covering board and [the marlin] put a nice hole about an inch thick and cracked it completely about two feet long.

"[The fish's snout] could have gone through somebody," Jacobsen said.

The boat is 62-feet long and has its homeport in Clearwater, Florida.

Though they planned to release the fish, it unfortunately died from self-sustained injuries and was then donated to local fishermen, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

In July, a group of fisherman caught a 500-pound blue marlin in the South China Sea, which is located about 75 miles south of Hong Kong. The group had struggled with the fish for three hours before catching it.

"I decided to try something that I have never seen on the open water or have ever heard of anyone doing before," David Tuthill, the boat's captain, told news outlets last month. "I threw on a mask, snorkel, and fins, grabbed a gaff, and dove down to the fish and dragged the beast to the surface."

CNN News coverage of the 'catch.'

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