Blue marlin jumps directly onto fishing crew's boat

CREATED Aug. 24, 2013

  • Print

Dominican Republic (KTNV) -- A group of fishermen didn't have to reel in a blue marlin off the Dominican Coast, the fish jumped right on board their boat.

One of the fishermen shot footage of the catch.

The crew had hooked the 350-pound fish and was struggling to reel it in when the fish jumped on deck, barely missing a fisherman with its spear-like snout.

The Florida-based fishermen said they had been planning to release the fish back into the water, but couldn't since it died of "self-sustained" injuries.

Instead, they gave it to local fishermen.