A marlin jumped into a boat while several people were fishing near the Dominican Republic. Fox News reports on Aug. 26 that the 350-pound blue marlin jumped on the deck of the boat and surprised the fishermen. The fish almost injured one of the men on board.
The fishermen, who were from Florida, were not expecting a 350-pound blue marlin to jump in their boat. Since one of them filmed their trip near the Dominican Republic, he was able to capture this on video. The group claims they wanted to release the blue marlin back into the water. However, it died on the boat from “self-sustained injuries.” They decided to donate the fish to local fishermen.
Although the group of fishermen struggled with the 350-pound fish, marlin can reach even bigger sizes. Dave Tuthill recently caught a 500-pound marlin in Hong Kong and spent more than 3 hours fighting with the fish. However, 500 pounds is not the limit, and a blue marlin can easily exceed this weight. In May, a 1006-pound marlin was caught near Trinidad and Tobago to set a new record in the area. The International Game Fish Association reveals a 1402-pound blue marlin holds the world record.